Pennsylvania Meth Dealer Charged With Burning Girlfriend's Stillborn Baby

A man is being charged with selling methamphetamines as well as burning his girlfriend's stillborn baby.

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Authorities have arrested a man in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. Chester County police say that the couple was selling methamphetamines out of their tailers in Honey Brook Township. They arrested William Jones, 49, on drug-related charges. He is also being charged for crimes towards a baby. Authorities are saying that Jones is being charged for covering up his girlfriend's stillborn child by burning the body. The girlfriend, Anita Depedro, 29, is currently missing and authorities are trying to find her for both the baby and drug crimes. According to the investigation, both Jones and Depedro sold meth to multiple informants over the course of June to August 2019. At this time the buyers are currently confidential.

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On March 27, the Pennsylvania State Police received a report from Chester County Children and Youth Services that they received as an anonymous tip. The report stated that Depedro gave birth to a stillborn child at their trailer home and that Jones burned the child's body in a burn barrel on their property. Then they buried the remains of the child. The police performed a thorough investigation by interviewing witnesses, searching through their belongings and a thorough search of the couple's property. However, the baby's remains were never recovered.

Police are currently searching for Depredo. They are seeking any further information that people have about the case. "I heard a baby was born and there was something was wrong with it. They were not sure if it was dead or stillborn or whatever, but they buried it somewhere in the ground. I didn't even hear it was burned. Oh my God," said Nancy Horton, who lives nearby.

Jones is charged with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy, and other charges related to his alleged meth sales. He is also charged with concealing the death of a child, conspiracy, and abuse of a corpse. Jones is currently being held in the Chester County Prison. Depedro is charged with possession with intent to deliver, conspiracy and other charges. There is an active warrant for Depedro.

If you know where Depedro is, or know any other information you are asked to contact detectives at 610- 344-6866.

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