Alyssa Dayvault
Alyssa Anne Dayvault 

A judge set a $35,000 surety bond for a woman accused of giving birth to two babies and throwing them in the trash.

Alyssa Anne Dayvault has been charged with two counts of homicide by child abuse and multiple charges of destruction, desecration or removal of human remains.

Judge Steven John ordered Dayvault to remain in Horry County unless given written permission from the court and to stay in her home from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

She must also not have any contact with minor children without written permission from the court.

In early December, in the area of South Oak Drive in North Myrtle Beach, Dayvault “knowingly caused the death of a newborn male child,” arrest warrants said.

Dayvault was admitted to an area hospital on Dec. 5 for complaints of heavy vaginal bleeding and “during treatment, she 'delivered' a placenta and umbilical cord consistent with a full term pregnancy, but no child was 'delivered,'” warrants said.

Medical staff told police that Dayvault, when questioned about her pregnancy and the child, denied knowing anything about a baby, according to an affidavit attached to a search warrant.

The medical staff of the hospital further probed Dayvault’s medical records, which showed that on Nov. 4, 2017, Dayvault entered a North Strand hospital and was determined to be over 30 weeks “into her pregnancy,” the affidavit said.

Medical staff told police that when they asked about the 2017 pregnancy, she also “denied knowing anything,” according to the affidavit.

“The complainants said they were unable to locate any records of the offender giving birth in late 2017 or early 2018 but could confirm that she was also full term at the time,” the affidavit said. “The complainants said further testing of the current placenta was done and revealed that the offender was also in her third trimester and that the offender was full term in her pregnancy.

Urine analysis indicated Dayvault tested positive for THC.

On Dec. 7, an officer tried to locate Dayvault, as just days before she left the area hospital prior to police being able to speak with her.

Police eventually conducted an interview with Dayvault, according to warrants, and she admitted she gave birth to a male child at her South Oak Drive home.

She said the baby was “born alive” and took multiple “gasping breaths” after the birth, warrants stated. Dayvault also told authorities she didn’t get medical treatment nor try to “preserve/save” the newborn’s life, according to warrants. “The defendant then disposed of the child’s body in a waste receptacle at her resident in [North Myrtle Beach] without seeking help or notifying authorities,” the warrants said.

Warrants state that in November of 2017 in an apartment located in the area of the 1100 block of David Street in North Myrtle Beach Dayvault also “knowingly caused the death of a newborn female child.”

Dayvault admitted to giving birth to a female newborn at the David Street apartment (located in Cherry Grove Commons Apartments) in North Myrtle Beach during her interview with police and said the baby “was born alive and took multiple gasping breaths after having been born,” warrants said.

She told police she also did not secure medical treatment for the baby or try and “preserve/save” the newborn's life, according to the warrants.

“The defendant then disposed of the child’s body in a public receptacle at her apartment in [North Myrtle Beach] without seeking help or notifying authorities,” the warrants said. “During the course of the investigation police obtained medical records which indicated that on [Nov. 4, 2017], the defendant was in her third trimester of a pregnancy and that the fetus had a healthy heart tone.”

During a search of Dayvault's home on South Oak Drive, police found the body of a male baby, authorities said. Authorities believe the body is of the male newborn Dayvault allegedly gave birth to. Dayvault admitted the body of the baby found in the home was her son, authorities said.

WMBF News contributed to this report.


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