On April 5, two Monmouth County teenagers — 18-year-old Jada M. McClain of Neptune and 19-year-old Quaimere Mohammed of Asbury Park — were arrested in connection with the death of a newborn child on March 29.
McClain was implicated on a first-degree murder charge, according to an affidavit of probable cause, while Mohammed was charged with second-degree desecration of remains for disposing the child’s body in the dumpster at an Asbury Park apartment complex.
Prosecutors would eventually learn that McClain had given birth to the infant, a boy, on the morning of March 29 before asphyxiating him. After calling Mohammed, McClain’s partner and the child’s father, the couple drove to Asbury Park before Mohammed disposed of the child’s remains.
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