[Ed. – Beyond grotesque]
Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams says a grandmother is being held in connection with the infant’s death. The grandmother’s name is not being released because no formal charges have been filed at this time.
The infant has been identified as a 20-month-old girl. The girl’s identity is not being released at this time.
The sheriff says the girl’s body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy.
The state pathologist will have to determine if the child was dead prior to being placed into the oven or vice versa.
WTVA’s Xavier Harris is on his way to Shaw to learn more. Stay with WTVA and WTVA.com as this story develops.
Emergency dispatchers received the call after 7 p.m. on Monday, Sheriff Kelvin Williams said. Police and sheriff’s deputies found the baby at a residence on Martin Luther King Drive. The baby’s age is unclear at this time.