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Update On Woman Accused of Killing Baby In Benzie County

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September 16

Alyce Morales remains in Benzie County Jail on a $500,000 bond. 

She faces an open murder count, which means the jury could consider first or second degree murder.

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August 19

An update on the mother accused of killing her newborn at a Benzie County campground.

Her first court appearance is being delayed to give both sides more time to prepare for the case.

Police say Alyce Morales gave birth to a baby girl in a tent at the Platte River campground on July 22nd.

Police were called to the scene by Morales' father, and said it appeared Alyce kept her pregnancy a secret. 

Troopers say the child appeared to have traumatic injuries.

Morales is being held without bond.

Her first court date is now set for September 5th.