State Police discover the body of a one year old in a container at a Dover home.
Acting on a tip that a Dover woman’s child was missing, investigators conducted a search at 33-year-old Karen Hooks’ home. Inside, they found “a suspiciously wrapped package” in a storage area. The package contained what appeared to be human remains. The Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the remains were of a male child at least one year old.
Hooks was arrested on a charge of abusing a corpse. She’s being held on $1,000 cash bail. Police say the investigation is still underway into how the child died. More charges may be possible depending on the results of that investigation.