Authorities ID pregnant Texas woman found dead after baby cut from womb

Reagan Simmons Hancock’s body was found in New Boston home Friday


NEW BOSTON, Texas – A baby was removed from the womb of a 21-year-old woman found dead in a small East Texas city, authorities said.

The body of Reagan Simmons Hancock was discovered Friday morning in a home in New Boston, a city of about 4,600 people located 160 miles northeast of Dallas, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Gregg Williams told The Associated Press on Monday.

New Boston police have said that a woman was later taken into custody by Oklahoma authorities and the baby did not survive.

KSLA News, a TV station in Shreveport, Louisiana, said the woman took the child to a hospital in Isabel, Oklahoma, where the baby died.

The identity of the suspect has not yet been released. No further information was immediately available.

Police said the Texas Rangers are investigating.

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