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Mother of Missing Baby Appears in Kenosha Court

Aug. 5, 2019 10:50p; Updated Aug. 16 12:30pl; 8:45p 

(WGTD)---The mother of a missing baby made her first appearance in Kenosha Court Friday amidst indications that the body of her two-month-old may have been dumped in a field.

Bond for 21-year-old Monica Adams was set at $100,000. Among the charges she's facing is failure to report the death of a child and hiding the body of a child.

The baby's father, 36-year-old Hezile Frison,  is expected to be charged as well. He's currently detained on a probation hold from Milwaukee.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley said in court Friday the two had been living with the newborn in the basement of a relative's home in Kenosha in order to avoid Milwaukee authorities.

A family member started questioning the parents over the whereabouts of the baby and went to police Wednesday night. After receiving some admissions from the parents, authorities started to search a brushy, wooded area northeast of the shuddered Shopko store.

Police found a ripped-open paper bag that may have at one point held the remains of the child.

Upon further questioning, Adams and Frizon told multiple and sometimes conflicting stories of what had happened, ending with an admission that co-sleeping may have led to the baby's death, according to Graveley. 

In court Friday, Graveley pointed out that unless the baby's body is found authorities may have no chance of knowing for sure.