A 21-year-old former Manchester University student named Mikayla Munn called 911 at 11:28 p.m. on March 8, and police officers found her and her newborn son, who was not breathing, in the bathtub, according to the Indiana State Police.
The baby boy was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Munn was treated for the aftereffects of giving birth, the Indiana State Police said.
Detectives from the North Manchester Police Department and the Indiana State Police started an investigation into the death “due to inconsistent information,” police said in a statement. Detectives also found enough probable cause to get an arrest warrant for Munn.
Manchester University President Dave McFadden chose not to speak out about the case in an interview with The Elkhart Truth and asked everyone to withhold judgement until courts decide her ruling.
“I encourage you to keep all involved in your thoughts and prayers,” McFadden told The Elhart Truth. “It is important that we reach out and support each other in this difficult time.”
A spokesperson for the private Christian university said Munn left the school soon after the boy’s death, the NY Daily News reported.
Munn was taken to the Elkhart County jail and was arrested on murder charges and neglect of a child causing death on Monday.