Hearing postponed for woman charged with 1993 murder of ‘Geauga’s Child’

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CHARDON, Ohio– The woman accused of killing her newborn baby in 1993 was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon for a pretrial hearing.

Gail Eastwood-Ritchey, 49, of Euclid, is charged with murder and aggravated murder.

Tuesday’s proceedings were postponed.

The infant, known as “Geauga’s Child,” was found in the middle of Sidley Road in Thompson on March 25, 1993. DNA lead to the baby’s identity more than 26 years later.

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office said Ritchy admitted she gave birth to the baby, put him in a trash bag and left him a wooded area. She also told investigators she did the same thing to another baby two years earlier.

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