Deputies: Mother of Buried Baby Found Dead in Jail Cell

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of an infant found buried near their southwest Florida home last year has been found dead in her jail cell in an apparent suicide.

Kristen Bury, 33, pleaded guilty to an aggravated manslaughter charge in January and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the death of her 2-month-old son, Chance Walsh.

Multiple news outlets report Bury recently returned to the Sarasota County jail to appear in court in an unrelated case.

The sheriff’s office says deputies found Bury unresponsive in her cell early Saturday. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

In a statement, Lt. Joe Giasone said the initial investigation “indicates a suicide.” An autopsy is planned.

A grand jury indicted Chance’s father on a first-degree murder charge in March. Bury had agreed to testify against him.

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