Calvert County woman who went to prison for newborns’ deaths now sought for violating probation

A Calvert County woman who was sentenced to prison in 2014 in connection with the deaths of two newborns is now being sought for violating her probation.

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The sheriff’s office did not say what part of the agreement she violated. 

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In November 2014, Melissa Schrae Bowen of Huntington was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she submitted an Alford plea for the deaths of the newborns – who were both boys, according to Southern Maryland Online.

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Bowen reportedly maintained at her sentencing that the boys were born dead.

The baby boys’ bodies were found on two separate occasions – one was found in a garbage bag in Bowen’s vehicle, and the other was found in a suitcase in the attic of a La Plata home.

After initially being charged with second-degree murder, her plea persuaded the court to lower the severity to manslaughter.

If you can help police find Bowen, call (410) 535-2800.

Additional background on the case is available on Southern Maryland Online.