CRIME
01/10/2013 12:50 pm ET

Ebony Jackson, Mother Of Abandoned Baby Craig Prom, Found Dead In Car Trunk

A mother of an abandoned infant has been found dead in the trunk of a car.

The body of Ebony Jackson, 30, was found at around 10 a.m. Tuesday in Breckenbridge Hills, MO, NBC reports, inside her 2004 Mitsubishi Giant. Police believe her death was a murder.

On Friday, Jackson's 3-month-old son, Craig Prom, was discovered in good health in the hallway of an apartment building about 12 miles from where his mother's car was found. Investigators are currently examining data from the vehicle's GPS and Jackson's cell phone.

Jackson was a resident of Oklahoma City, but had been visiting family near St. Louis when she was reported missing last week.

Jackson's boyfriend, also named Craig Prom, is claiming to be the child's father and has driven to St. Louis from Oklahoma to take a paternity test, KSDK reports.

Detective Jeff Heise told KMOX that the infant will not be turned over to the elder Prom until he is confirmed as the father.

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