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Woman accused of concealing death of newborn by hiding remains in Plymouth storage unit

By JOHN KOZIOL
Union Leader Correspondent

August 23. 2018 8:32PM




NORTH HAVERHILL — A Lakes Region woman has been indicted by a Grafton County grand jury for allegedly concealing the death of her newborn child by hiding the remains “in a metal box in one or more storage units in Plymouth.”

The grand jury met on Aug. 17 and on Thursday made public the indictment against Gretchen Digman, 42, formerly of Lake Street in Bristol, who is accused of one count of concealing the death of a newborn, a Class B felony punishable by a prison term ranging from 3 1/2 to 7 years.

The indictment says that between Jan. 1, 2014, and May 9, 2016, Digman, “acting individually and/or in concert with Clarence Digman,” whose relationship to her is not identified, concealed the corpse of a child born to her that was determined to be approximately “36 weeks gestation.”

Digman failed to notify authorities about the existence of and/or the location of the corpse, said the indictment.

Jack Bell, the assistant Grafton County attorney who presented the case to the grand jury, said he could not comment on the indictment of Digman nor provide any additional information.


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