Mother accused of murder of 4-week-old son

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Chandler police say 19-year-old Jenna Folwell has been charged with the murder of her 4-week-old son.

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP/KSAZ) -- Police say a mother has been charged with first-degree murder after her 4-week-old baby was found dead in her apartment after officers began investigating a possible abduction of the infant.

Detective Seth Tyler with the Chandler Police Department says the child's mother, 19-year-old Jenna Folwell,was booked into Maricopa County Jail overnight on one count of first-degree murder.

Police say Folwell put her son's body in a duffel bag in their apartment before calling police from Brooks Crossing Park at around 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday to report that a stranger abducted him.

Police say officers found the dead child in the apartment just after 3:30 p.m. and Folwell said that she'd found the infant face down in the bathtub after she passed out or fainted.

Police say they later confronted Folwell with her phone's search history and that she then said she let go of her son in the tub. According to the police report, Folwell's cellphone search history included "ways to die instantly" and "missing babies cases."

Court records don't list an attorney who could comment on the allegations.

Folwell is being held on a $1,000,000 cash bond.