Ohio woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for the death of baby she “unsuccessfully” tried to abort

Body of 8-month-old unborn child found in garbage bag

By Dave Andrusko

Last October, 31-year-old Lisa Marie Jordan, who left the corpse of her stillborn child in a garbage bag in a garage in late July 2018, pleaded guilty to a charge of gross abuse of a corpse and possession of drugs.

This week, Jordan was sentenced to 30 days in jail for her part in the death of her 8-month-old unborn baby boy.

“Jordan, according to county assistant prosecutor Diane Barber, was taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center on July 30 by a relative, due to an illness,” The Tribune Chronicle reported. “There, it was found that she had given birth five days earlier.”

Jordan told police investigators that she had miscarried. She left the baby’s body in the garage at 1056 Kenmore.

An autopsy by the Cuyahoga County cororner’s office determined that the eight-month-term baby had traces of oxycodone and morphine in his system.

During an interview with police, Jordan, according to prosecutors, said she attempted to cause a self-induced abortion during an earlier phase of her pregnancy, but was unsuccessful.

The account in the Tribune Chronicle never specifically explained how the baby died. In addition to the 30 days in jail, Jordan will be on probation for five years.