Danville woman charged with drowning her newborn baby

Vanessa Danielle Poteat (Danville Police Department)
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) A Danville woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder of her newborn baby.

Officials say Vanessa Danielle Poteat, 25, drowned the baby to death.

The baby's body was discovered at a home on Schoolfield Dr. in Danville on June 12, 2016.

Poteat is currently being housed in the Danville City Jail under no bond.

This is an ongoing investigation.