WARRENSBURG, Mo. — FOX 4 continues to follow a disturbing case involving the discovery of a baby boy found dead in a cave just south of the University of Central Missouri campus. Late last Friday, prosecutors charged 19-year-old Latasha Wilson with abandonment of a corpse. Her friend, 20-year-old Zackary Carter, is charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Investigators told FOX 4 that Wilson admitted she gave birth to a baby boy. After discovering the baby was dead, Wilson told Warrensburg police that she and a friend brought the baby’s body to the cave.
Police documents reveal Wilson told police she had the baby in January, and sometime after that, Wilson and 20-year-old Zackary Carter took the body to the cave at Pertle Springs Recreation Park. The park is owned by UCM and Wilson is a student at the university.