‘I drop a flower in front of the dumpster:’ Boyfriend of SC woman accused of disposing of two newborns discusses case

Chris Matechen is discussing his relationship with Alyssa Dayvault. (Source: WMBF News)
Chris Matechen is discussing his relationship with Alyssa Dayvault. (Source: WMBF News)
Updated: Jan. 3, 2019 at 6:46 PM EST
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The boyfriend of the woman accused of giving birth to two children and then disposing of them in the trash is discussing how he felt when detectives first brought the allegations forward.

Chris Matechen said he told detectives that they were wrong when they charged 30-year-old Alyssa Anne Dayvault with two counts of homicide by child abuse and two counts of destruction, desecration or removal of human remains.

“Unless you have video evidence, let me know,”Matechen recalled saying. “And that’s when they told me they found the baby boy on our property in the garbage can.”

Police said Dayvault admitted to giving 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.

Police added she 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.

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.

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“And the hardest part is thinking about that baby girl that no one knew of,” Matechen said. “I go over to Cherry Grove Commons every day and I drop a flower in front of the dumpster.”

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