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Wausau mother pleads not guilty in baby death

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WAUSAU (WAOW) - A 33-year-old Wausau mother of four children pleaded not guilty on Monday to concealing the death of a baby

Zoua Yang entered the plea to the felony through an interpreter, according to the Marathon County clerk of court's office.

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 remained in jail Monday on a $1,000 cash bond, according to jail records.

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

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