COOK COUNTY, IL – A woman who allegedly suffocated her newborn child and buried him in the back yard of her residence is scheduled to appear in court today charged with First Degree Murder, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
Sometime between Oct 31, 2020, and Nov. 30, 2020, Alvory C. Chavez Ramos, 23, of the 10100 block of Fullerton Avenue in unincorporated Franklin Park, gave birth to the victim in a bathtub at her family’s home in the 900 block of North Prater Avenue in unincorporated Leyden Township.
When the baby began to cry, Chavez Ramos allegedly placed her hand over the child’s nose and mouth to prevent family members in the home from discovering the baby. After the child stopped moving, Chavez Ramos allegedly placed him in a plastic bag and buried him in the back yard of the family residence.
Sheriff’s Police launched a death investigation after the remains were discovered in May 2021, and a subsequent autopsy determined the cause of death was asphyxia and the manner of death was homicide.
DNA testing confirmed Chavez Ramos was the biological mother of the victim, and she was arrested Saturday night. After she was issued her Miranda Rights, Chavez Ramos told Sheriff’s Police detectives she tried to conceal her pregnancy from her family because she did not want them to be angry with her.
Ramos appeared for a bond hearing today in the Maywood Courthouse, where she was ordered held on a $950,000 D bond.
The public is reminded that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.