BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A 31-year-old mother has been charged with killing her infant daughter.
Adrian Porch was arrested Tuesday night and charged with murder and child abuse with injury.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says 7-week-old Loralynn O'Neal died Friday, less than two hours after being taken to Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office says the cause of the infant's death is from brain trauma after suffering multiple skull fractures.
Deputies say Porch's story as to what happened changed multiple times and was inconsistent with the medical examiner's findings.
According to a birth certificate, the girl was born on May 3rd at Vidant Medical Center and Porch is listed as the mother.
Porch, who also is known as Adrian Mayo, made her first court appearance on Wednesday and will appear back in court on July 18.
There is no official cause of death yet for a six-week-old baby who died Friday at an Eastern Carolina hospital.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating the death of the infant which they would not identify.
WITN has confirmed the baby's name was Loralynn O'Neal. The Pitt County Medical Examiner's Office says the cause of the infant's death is pending.
According to a birth certificate, the girl was born on May 3rd at Vidant Medical Center. Her mother was listed as a 30-year-old Washington woman.
Deputies say they were notified Friday by Vidant Police of the death but didn't say if the baby died at Vidant Beaufort Hospital in Washington or Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Deputies have provided a few more details surrounding their investigation into the death of an infant.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says that they were contacted this past Friday around 10:30 p.m. by Vidant Police about the death of a 6-week-old girl.
Officials say the investigation is ongoing.
Deputies in one Eastern Carolina county are investigating the death of an infant.
Beaufort County Chief Deputy Charlie Rose tells WITN that it happened this weekend.
He said they hope to release more information about the death later today.
Stay with WITN-TV and WITN.com for more on this developing story.