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Illinois Woman Arrested For Open Murder in Benzie County

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July 25, 2013 -

The Michigan State Police report they arrested an Illinois woman in Benzie County for murder.

Police arrested 18-year-old Alyce Morales from Cicero, Illinois, after the death of her newborn baby girl.

Police say Morales had been hiding her pregnancy from her parents, and gave birth to the child alone at a campsite in Benzie County where she was vacationing with relatives.

But despite being taken to the Munson Medical Center for care, the day old baby died on July 23, 2013.

9 & 10's Marisa McKay and photojournalist Jeremy Erickson spoke to police to learn more about the events leading to the arrest and arraignment of this young mother.