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GEAUGA COUNTY, Ohio - Gail Eastwood-Ritchey, 49, was arraigned Monday morning on charges of murder and aggravated murder for the death of a baby in 1993.

Prosecutors say Ritchey put her newborn child in a bag and left it in the woods.

The child was known as baby doe and later, "Geauga's Child."

Ritchey was arrested last Thursday.

Gail Eastwood-Ritchey (Courtesy: Geauga County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors say she admitted to the crime and also said she had done it before.

That case is currently under investigation.

Ritchey entered a not guilty plea on both charges Monday. Bond was set at $250,000. She posted bail Monday afternoon and is required to wear an ankle monitor.

Each charge carries a penalty of a life sentence and fines.

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