A Georgetown woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a newborn that died on Dec. 29 of last year.
According to a police report, on Oct. 3, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) took Stephanie Marie Healey into custody at the Lighthouse in Conway. She was then transported to the Georgetown Police Department where she was served with an arrest warrant.
Online records show that Healey was booked into the Georgetown County Detention Center Oct. 3 at 3:30 where she is still incarcerated.
According to an earlier report, police responded to a call from the Georgetown County coroner at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2018. It stated that a female infant had died at Georgetown Memorial Hospital hours earlier on that same day.
The infant later tested positive for opiates and cocaine in her system. The report said that Healey was the mother of the child.
Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown said that it is a process for those wondering why it took so long to make an arrest.
“They had to take the blood and send it off to SLED for a complete toxicology,” Capt. Brown said. “Obviously that takes time. When the report comes back; it has to go to the doctor and the coroner. From there, it goes to the solicitor and we give them what we have and they authorize a warrant. That’s the reason for the delay.”