Parents charged in connection to death of Hub City child

Parents charged in connection to death of Hub City child
HPD is investigating the death of a baby at an apartment complex. Source: RNN

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg couple is now behind bars in connection to the death of their 7 week-old child.

River Ashcraft, was found dead inside  a unit at Rust-ique Apartments off 40th Avenue around 7:40 a.m. Monday.

According to Hattiesburg Police Public Information Officer Lt. Jon Traxler,  Martina Fillingane, 40, and Robert Ashcraft, 40, of Hattiesburg were arrested and charged with felony neglect of a child.

The child's body was sent to the state crime lab in Jackson for an autopsy, according to Forrest County Deputy Coroner Lisa Klem.

Klem added the cause of death is still pending the full autopsy results at this time.

Lt. Traxler said the investigation is still ongoing.