Parents arrested in Barrington baby death

Markisha Jones (left) and Gene Edwards (right) (Barrington Police Department)

The Barrington Police Department arrested and charged the parents of a baby girl who was reported dead in January of this year. Markisha Jones, 19, and Gene Edwards, 22, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child endangerment.

On January 8, 2014, Barrington police responded to a call about the death of Mya Edwards, 7 months old. During the subsequent investigation the Cook County Medical Examiner determined that Mya's death was a homicide due to malnutrition from starvation.

Jones and Edwards both reside in Bolingbrook, Ill. They will be brought for a bond hearing in Cook County on May 17.
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