Police: SC mother facing four felonies after the remains of two newborns were found

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A mother is in custody after police say she gave birth to two children and disposed them in the trash.

Alyssa Anne Dayvault, 30, is charged with two-counts of homicide by child abuse and two-counts of destruction, desecration or removal of human remains in relation to two separate cases.

Police say they interviewed Dayvault who admitted she gave birth to a male child at her home on South Oak Street in North Myrtle Beach around Dec. 2.

Dayvault reportedly said the child was born alive and took multiple gasping breaths after having been born. She further said that she failed to seek medical treatment and did not personally take action to attempt to save the infant’s life.

Arrest warrants state Dayvault then put the child’s body in a waste receptacle at her residence in North Myrtle Beach without notifying authorities.

Police reports state North Myrtle Beach investigators found the remains of a dead baby boy at Dayvault’s home on Tuesday.

According to an NMBPD arrest warrant, Dayvault was admitted to the Grand Strand Medical Center on Dec. 5 for complaints of heavy vaginal bleeding.

A search warrant was issued for any and all of Dayvault’s medical records from Grand Strand Medical Center, according to an affidavit.

Staff at Grand Strand Medical Center said that during a surgery on Dec. 6, she “delivered” a “placenta” and “umbilical cord" consistent with a full-term pregnancy, but no child was “delivered," authorities said.

When hospital staff asked Dayvault about her pregnancy, she denied knowing anything about a child, authorities say.

Staff told authorities they searched Dayvault’s medical records, which revealed that she was in North Strand ER in North Myrtle Beach on Nov. 4, 2017. During this time, it was determined that she was around 36-38 weeks pregnant.

Medical staff told authorities they asked Dayvault about this pregnancy from the previous year, which she also denied knowing anything about.

Dayvault said that she only had two children, which are 6 and 8 years old, according to authorities.

Medical staff also performd a urine analysis which showed Dayvault tested positive for THC, the warrant says.

During an interview with police, Dayvault reportedly admitted to giving birth to another child, this time a baby girl, in November 2017 in an apartment on David Street in North Myrtle Beach.

(SOURCE: North Myrtle Beach Police Department)
(SOURCE: North Myrtle Beach Police Department)

Police obtained medical records which indicated the fetus had a healthy heart tone and said Dayvault was in her third trimester on Nov. 4, 2017.

Dayvault reportedly said this child was also born alive and took multiple gasping breaths after having been born. She further said that she failed to seek medical treatment and did not personally take action to attempt to save the infant’s life.

The warrant says that Dayvault then put the child’s body in a public waste receptacle at her apartment in North Myrtle Beach without notifying authorities.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden was called to the scene and had the baby’s body sent to the Medical University of South Carolina for an autopsy, according to the warrant.

As of Friday, Dayvault remains behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

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