An Illinois woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in freezing weather in 2004 has been arrested in Kansas.
An Illinois woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in freezing weather in 2004 has been arrested in Kansas. Kansas City’s FBI fugitive task force members helped arrest 28-year-old Katie L. Stockton Wednesday at an extended-stay hotel near Merriam. After the newborn baby was found in rural Illinois in a white trash bag on Dec. 17, 2004, residents in Rockford, Ill., named her Baby Crystal and organized her funeral. An autopsy showed she died from exposure. A police squad recently reopened the case and focused on Stockton. Winnebago County, Ill., authorities filed charges Monday and got a tip Tuesday night that Stockton might be in Merriam. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.