HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A North Myrtle Beach woman charged with killing her two newborn infants and putting their bodies in dumpsters is not the mother of Baby Boy Horry, DNA tests reveal.
A press release from the Horry County Coroner’s Office states the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division confirmed earlier this week that Alyssa Dayvault is not the mother of the newly-born baby boy found deserted on the side of a road off S.C. 544 and Meadowbrook Drive on Dec. 4, 2008.
Baby Horry’s DNA will now be submitted to Parabon Nanolabs for genetic genealogy, the release stated.
Dayvault is charged with two counts of homicide by child abuse and two counts of destruction, desecration or removal of human remains in relation to two separate cases.
This week, a judge set a $35,000 surety bond for Dayvault, who has been in jail since Dec. 11.
Police said Dayvault admitted to giving birth to a baby boy at her home on South Oak Street in North Myrtle Beach around Dec. 2, 2018.
Dayvault reportedly said the child was born alive and took multiple gasping breaths after having been born.
According to police, the suspect said 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 North Myrtle Beach home without notifying authorities.
The woman also reportedly told police she’d given birth to another child, this time a baby girl, in November 2017 in an apartment on David Street in North Myrtle Beach. The situation allegedly had the same outcome.