The daughter of a former Boston Red Sox pitcher is indicted after her newborn was found naked, frozen and alone in the dark early Monday morning in a New Hampshire woodland area.
Alexandra Eckersley, 26, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Hillsborough High Court North on a felony of reckless conduct, according to Manchester Police.
Responding to a report of a woman who gave birth to a baby in a tent in the woods near Manchester’s Westside Arena just before 1 a.m., officers searched the area for an hour on instructions from Eckersley, but their efforts were unsuccessful. I did, the police said.
The mother of the newborn, whom Manchester Fire Chief David Flury identified as the daughter of MLB Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, finally revealed the baby’s true whereabouts after lying to police.
The baby was found uncovered on the floor of a tent near the Piscataquag River on Electric Street, struggling to breathe, according to the Manchester Fire Department. Efforts were then made to warm him up and the baby was taken to the Catholic Medical Center for additional treatment.
Investigators noted that it was about 18 degrees when the baby was rescued.
Alexandra is also said to face jeopardizing the welfare of an unrelated child from Concord.
Alexandra’s father pitched for the Red Sox for some of eight seasons and spent years in the NESN broadcast booth.he Announced retirement from broadcasting Earlier this year.
Investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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