“Baby June” Case: Mother Alleges Child Detained Without Bail in 2018 Dies Found Floating in Inlet

Mother denies bond, charged with murder in “Baby June” death


A Florida woman appeared in court on Friday charged with first-degree murder In 2018 the death of her newborn baby, whose body was found floating in an inlet by the sea.

A Palm Beach County judge ordered Arya Singh, 29, to be held without bail during a brief hearing. He was arrested on Thursday in connection with the death of a female infant known as “Baby June”, whose remains found June 1, 2018, at Boynton Beach Inlet in Palm Beach County.

A booking photo of Arya Singh after his arrest.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office via AP

Authorities say the case was solved by Palm Beach County sheriff’s detectives using DNA collected from the father and secretly from Singh himself. A genealogy website helped put together the child’s family tree.

Investigators also obtained cellphone records that showed Singh was near Boynton Beach Inlet about 40 hours before the child’s body was found.

Detectives say the father, who cooperated with the investigation, admitted Singh had an abortion. Over the years, efforts to find a match among nearly 700 children born in the hospitals at the same time resulted in failure of investigation.

Singh, who works as a security guard, did not enter the plea at Friday’s hearing. Her attorney, Michael Salnick, declined to comment, saying in an email that “we will have an opportunity to discuss this later in court.”

Singh’s next court date has been set for January 17. If found guilty, he would face either life imprisonment or the death penalty.

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An artist’s rendering of an infant known as “Baby June,” whose remains were found floating in an inlet in Palm Beach County, Florida, on June 1, 2018.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office

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