A New Jersey woman has been arrested after she allegedly gave birth to a male child in secret, killed him, then discarded his body in a dumpster, according to a Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office affidavit of probable cause.
McClain reportedly waived her Miranda rights, and confessed to law enforcement after being apprehended. The following is an abbreviated description of the events that allegedly took place, according to McClain’s reported confession summarized in the affidavit.
At approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, March 29, 18-year-old Jada McClain gave birth to a child while in the bathroom of her residence in Neptune Township, New Jersey. After cleaning the newborn male in the shower and placing him on her bed, McClain allegedly applied pressure to the infant’s chest with her hands in order to end his life.
McClain reportedly called the infant’s alleged father, 19-year-old Quaimere Mohammed, told him that she had given birth to the child she named “Legend,” then wrapped the deceased infant in a blanket, which she then placed in a bag, and deposited in the back seat of her vehicle.
McClain allegedly picked up Mohammed in her vehicle, and drove to the beach as well as Mohammed’s place of residence, spending approximately an hour at each location. She then drove to an Asbury Park apartment building where Mohammed exited the car, and disposed of the deceased infant in a dumpster, according to the document.
The affidavit explains that on April 4, a friend of McClain alerted authorities of the infant’s birth and suspected murder after McClain sent her photos of the infant lying on the bed.
The friend reportedly claimed that in November, she was with McClain in a Kmart when McClain took a pregnancy test. The outcome of the test was apparently unclear. In February, McClain allegedly revealed her growing stomach to her friend, and said that she was attempting to terminate the fetus by smoking, drinking, and ingesting drugs.