Authorities: Missing baby likely left in dumpster

Associated Press

Lansing — Authorities say they believe a Lansing-area woman whose baby boy is missing and presumed dead left the child in a dumpster in late 2014 while free on bond after being charged in the 2013 death of her baby daughter.

The Lansing State Journal says details of how authorities believe 26-year-old Melissa Mitin of Okemos disposed of the boy’s body were revealed in a recent motion from prosecutors.

The Associated Press sent a message seeking comment from defense lawyer Frank Reynolds.

Prosecutors say Mitin killed her newborn daughter in 2013 by putting her face-down into a wastebasket while she and her family were staying at a friend’s home.

She was charged in that death in May 2014. Mitin’s bond was revoked in 2015 after authorities learned of the second birth.