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Posted: October 12, 2017

Funeral home covers burial cost for newborn allegedly killed by father

Caliyah McNabb was reported missing, but later found dead in the woods behind her home.
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Caliyah McNabb was reported missing, but later found dead in the woods behind her home.

By Alexis Stevens, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

COVINGTON, Ga. —

A funeral home in Covington, Georgia, is making sure a newborn allegedly killed by her father has a proper burial. 

J.C. Harwell & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel will hold a private funeral for Caliyah McNabb, who was found dead Sunday. 

“We’re donating all of our services,” Mary Evelyn Davis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Thursday.

A vault company donated the casket, Davis said. The family has requested details regarding the service not be released.

Related: 2-week-old baby found dead in woods died of blunt force trauma, medical examiner says

Earlier Thursday, an online fundraising page was created to help pay for the funeral. That page was later shut down because the funeral costs have been provided. 

Fifteen-day-old Caliyah was reported missing Saturday by her mother. That night, Christopher McNabb pleaded publicly for his daughter’s return. 

But Sunday, searchers found the baby’s body in the woods behind the family’s home. On Wednesday, McNabb was charged with murder. Investigators believe he struck the baby in the head before wrapping her in a T-shirt and blanket, putting her in a bag and leaving her body in the woods. 

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