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Infant death investigation




FOR:    Public Release

FROM: Haywood County Sheriff’s Office

DATE: 10-01-2015


The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an infant death that occurred in the Lake Logan community Wednesday morning, September 30.

Deputies were called to 578 McClure Creek Road at around 8:30 a.m. as part of a medical call involving an unresponsive infant. The baby boy was pronounced dead at Haywood Regional Medical Center.  An autopsy was performed this morning, and detectives are awaiting preliminary findings.

During the investigation, detectives charged 32-year-old Amber Lee Harp with felony possession of Schedule II controlled substance – amphetamine/methamphetamine. She was arrested at approximately 11:15 p.m. Wednesday and was released from custody in lieu of a $5,000 secured bond. Ms. Harp’s court date is slated for October 8.

The investigation is ongoing.

Amber Lee Harp - Picasa

Amber Lee Harp


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