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DA: Wausau woman concealed baby's death


WAUSAU (WAOW) – A 33-year-old Wausau mother of four children has been charged with concealing the death of a baby.

Zoua Yang made her first appearance in Marathon County Circuit Court on Tuesday and a judge ordered her jailed on $1,000 cash bond, according to online court records.

Police records say Yang told investigators she gave birth to a stillborn child in a bathroom at a Wausau home on Oct. 10, placed the baby in a bag and put the bag in a dumpster.

Police learned of the incident Oct. 16 and conducted an unsuccessful search of a landfill in Ringle for the remains, according to police records.

During the investigation, which began with an anonymous tip, Yang told investigators that she didn't know she was pregnant, police records said.

Yang is a mother of four other children who are no longer in her custody, police said.

Yang, who remained in jail Tuesday, is to return to court Nov. 6 for a preliminary hearing.

The maximum punishment for felony concealing the death of a child is 3.5 years in prison.

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