Streamwood mom accused in strangled baby case

November 9, 2011 9:39:01 AM PST
A Streamwood mother has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her newborn son.

Jessica Cruz was scheduled to appear in bond court Wednesday. She has also been charged with concealing the baby's remains.

Cruz's baby boy was found Friday afternoon inside a Salvation Army store on South Barrington Road.

Investigators say the infant appeared to have been delivered alive and then strangled inside the store's employee restroom.