Baby's death ruled a homicide

The Randolph County Coroner has ruled the death of a newborn baby boy found in May in a pond near Higbee a homicide.Gerald Luntsford declined additional comments to GoodRadio Wednesday, citing the investigation was ongoing. Cassidy King, 25, of Moberly, Mo. is currently charged with abandonment of a corpse in the case. King waived formal arraignment Wednesday afternoon in Randolph County Circuit Court and pleaded "not guilty." She also filed two oral motions with Judge Scott Hayes.The felony complaint against King alleges that on or about April 17th to the 25th, she was the mother of an infant boy whose body she disposed of in a farm pond on Route "H" near Higbee.The statement says a towel was discovered in a duffel bag with the baby boy and that the baby, towel and bag were found May 8th in the pond.Story provided by Reported by Bill PetersonView our previous story....Infant found dead in Randolph County - Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Name of woman arrested has been released.