Sad end in St. Louis mysterious abandoned baby case: Oklahoma City mother found dead in car trunk

ST. LOUIS — The body of an Oklahoma City woman reported missing after her infant son was discovered apparently abandoned in the hallway of a St. Louis County apartment complex has been found in the trunk of her car in a desolate street of St. Louis, police said.
By The Associated Press Modified: January 9, 2013 at 10:05 am •  Published: January 9, 2013

ST. LOUIS — The body of an Oklahoma City woman reported missing after her infant son was discovered apparently abandoned in the hallway of a St. Louis County apartment complex has been found in the trunk of her car in a desolate street of St. Louis, police said.

Authorities had been searching for 30-year-old Ebony Jackson since her 3-month-old son was found unharmed at 5 a.m. Friday in the complex in Breckenridge Hills.

Police obtained a court order Tuesday morning to activate a GPS tracker for Jackson's 2004 Mitsubishi Galant, which led them to a St. Louis street lined mostly with vacant lots and crumbling homes, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. At least one neighbor told police that the car, with Colorado plates, had been there for days.

Breckenridge Hills police obtained a search warrant to open the trunk around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Jackson's decomposed body was inside.

The St. Louis County medical examiner will conduct an autopsy. St. Louis police are leading the homicide investigation.

Jackson is originally from East St. Louis, Ill., but she had moved to Oklahoma City and recently returned to the St. Louis area. She had not been heard from her since Thursday.

Relatives said doctors discovered Jackson had a brain tumor when she was a teenager. Surgeries did not remove it entirely, and a shunt drained fluid and pressure from her brain.

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