Jacksonville mother admits to killing 11-year-old, driving with body

Kristopher Drake
August 10, 2017

"It was obvious that the 11-year-old did not die from injuries from the accident", State Police Sergeant Herby Barlow said.

Moments after they arrived, the motorists told police that they watched the driver, an adult woman, get out of the vehicle and pull a child's body wrapped in a blanket from inside, according to the Pocahontas Times of Marlinton, West Virginia. They believe her death occurred in Jacksonville.

The newspaper says Trooper D.R. Dillon recorded a statement from Newsome, in which Newsome said she picked up her daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer, from her bed on Friday and put the little girl in her truck.

According to authorities, Newsome told police that she had killed her daughter and was abusive to her. The father says that he hasn't seen his daughter since 2014 after the couple separated. "Her injuries were non-motor vehicle injuries".

One report said Newsome crashed while on the way to Buffalo, New York where her child's father lives.

"Something pushed her over the edge and she snapped", he told News 4 Jax.

West Virginia State Police say Erica Newsome crashed her auto Sunday morning in the Allegheny Mountains, and witnesses reported they saw her trying to hide her daughter's body by a hill.

Newsome was arrested and jailed on the charge of concealing a dead body.


"They had said they found them at the scene of the accident, but they don't believe, they didn't believe my daughter had died in the accident".

Officials have not disclosed a cause of death, but West Virginia State Police Sgt.

"The child was placed in the vehicle early Saturday morning and she headed toward Buffalo, New York", Barlow said.

Plummer says he hasn't heard from law enforcement or police since Sunday.

Plummer said he received a text from Newsome Sunday night saying she was bringing his daughter to him in Buffalo.

'We didn't always agree on everything, but she was a great mother. "I can't imagine what she actually went through". I don't know how this could have happened.

Witnesses to the crash stated the suspect had removed the victim from the vehicle and drug her over the embankment to the place she was found by police. "She needs help. She really needs help".

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