Baby found behind Ohio home officially named Baby Jane Doe

In this Friday, July 21, 2017 file photo, Brooke Skylar Richardson makes her first court appearance in Franklin Municipal Court in Franklin, Ohio. (FOX19 NOW/Michael Buckingham via AP, File)

LEBANON, OH (WDTN) – The Warren County Prosecutor said Thursday his office will refer to the baby found behind a Carlisle home as Baby Jane Doe.

Prosecutor David Fornshell said in a tweet Thursday morning testing has confirmed the baby was a girl.

Baby Jane Doe was found behind a Carlisle home on July 14 after investigators began digging behind a home in the 100 block of Eagle Ridge Drive. Lt. John Faine, with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, said the remains had likely been behind the home for 10-12 weeks.

Brooke Skylar Richardson is currently free on a $50,000 bond from the Warren County Jail.

Richardson faces charges of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Prosecutors say the baby was burned and buried after Richardson gave birth to it in early May.

According to Prosecutors, Richardson believed it was “not acceptable” for someone like her to keep the baby as she just graduated high school and was seen as a good girl. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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