Woman, Talae Thomas of Plant City, arrested for murder of her 5-week-old son

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  • Talae Thomas arrested for Child Abuse and First Degree murder of her 5-week-old son



Plant City, FL-- Plant City Police officials arrested 30-year-old Talae Akei Thomas on charges of First Degree Murder and Child Abuse today after they say they found her five-week-old son deceased in her home.

On Thursday evening, police responded to the area of West Grant St. and South Alexander St. after receiving a "suspicious person call".

That's when they reportedly found Thomas laying in the median.  She told officers she needed to go to the hospital for medical treatment because she had lost her baby.

Officials transported Thomas to South Florida Baptist Hospital, and then went to her home to notify her family of the situation.

Officers say they found the front door to Thomas' home ajar. After receiving no response at the door, they entered the home and discovered Thomas' five-week old child, Chase James Urijah Harrison, deceased.

Investigative evidence from the scene and statements made by Thomas lead officials to believe the child died as a result of criminal activity, reports say.  

The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy this morning, though results are still pending.

Detectives arrested Thomas late this afternoon and charged her with Aggravated Child Abuse and First Degree Murder in connection with the death of Harrison.

She is now at the Orient Road Jail. 

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