State Police Sgt. Herby Barlow told the newspaper that it was obvious the girl did not die from injuries in the accident.
Moments after they arrived, the motorists told police that they watched the driver, an adult woman, get out of the vehicle and pull a child's body wrapped in a blanket from inside, according to the Pocahontas Times of Marlinton, West Virginia. A search warrant has been filed to check her vehicle, police there were waiting for the arrival of Jacksonville Sherifff's Office detectives before enforcing the warrant.
Plummer also told WJXT4 that Newsome and their daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer, moved to Jacksonville in 2014 and he had not seen them since, though he did keep in touch over the phone.
Plummer's dad, Donath Plummer, who lives in Buffalo, New York, said his daughter was a regular child and may have been struggling with her parents' separation. "The child was placed in the vehicle early Saturday morning and she headed toward Buffalo, New York".More news: Inter try to end Man United's Ivan Perisic hopes
Authorities said they wouldn't have gone looking for the child if Newsome hadn't been spotted by the passing motorists - a couple from NY who were reportedly in the area to attend a bluegrass festival.
"Something pushed her over the edge and she snapped", he told News 4 Jax.
A mother was charged with concealing a body after police say she drove for two days with her daughter's dead body in the vehicle. She and her daughter, Kaye-lea Plummer, were traveling from Jacksonville, Fl to Buffalo, NY when Newsome lost control of the vehicle in West Virginia.
Newsome was arrested and jailed on the charge of concealing a dead body. The couple married in 2007 and separated in 2009.More news: Did Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren murder Chicago hairstylist?
Troopers found Newsome over a nearby embankment approximately 150 feet away from the auto in Thornwood. "There is no confirmation on a cause of death, but foul play is suspected and more arrests could be forthcoming in Florida".
"She just always brought a smile to my face, no matter how I was feeling". I don't know how this could have happened.
He spoke highly of Newsome, saying she was "the only person I trusted my child with". "Something is very, very wrong", Plummer said.More news: Conservatives Call for McMaster's Firing: Is He Undermining President Trump?