Woman wanted for homicide by child abuse arrested

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCSC) - Georgetown Police have arrested a woman accused in the death of a child.

Stephanie Marie Healey, 29, was wanted on a charge of homicide by child abuse in an incident that took place on Dec. 29, 2018, according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page.

“During the course of the investigation information was obtained identifying Healey as a suspect,” the post states.

She was booked in the Georgetown County Detention Center at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, according to online records.

Police responded to a call from the Georgetown County coroner at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2018 stating a female infant had died at Georgetown Memorial Hospital hours earlier that same morning, an incident report states.

Chase Ridgeway with the coroner’s office told police the baby tested positive for opiates and cocaine in her system, the report states. The report stated Healey was the mother of the child.

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