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Ore. Woman Charged In Death Of Pregnant Woman

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Portland, Ore. (AP) -- The West Virginia mother of a pregnant 21-year-old found dead with her baby no longer in her womb says her daughter befriended the woman charged with killing her through Craigslist.

Police say they found Heather M. Snively's body friday in a crawl space in Korena Elaine Roberts' home outside Portland.

They'd been called there because a newborn wasn't breathing. The baby later died.

Sergeant David Thompson of the Washington County Sheriff's Office says Roberts told deputies she'd recently given birth to the baby boy.

Both were taken to a hospital and doctors alerted authorities after determining Roberts had not given birth.

Thompson says the 27-year-old Roberts is charged with murder in snively's death and could face charges in the baby's death.

She was being held without bond and the jail did not list an attorney.

Snively's mother, Heidi Kidd of St. Albans, says Snively met Roberts a few weeks ago through the online classified service.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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