Officials announced that the daughter and former Boston Red Sox pitcher are facing charges after her baby was discovered unclothed, frozen, and alone in darkness in a New Hampshire wooded area on Monday morning.
According to the Manchester Police Department Alexandra Eckersley (26) will be arraigned Tuesday at Hillsboro Superior Court North for a felony conviction of reckless conduct.
Responding to a report that a woman had given birth in a tent near Manchester’s West Side Arena, officers searched the area for over an hour after Eckersley gave them directions, but were unsuccessful, police stated.
The newborn’s mother, who Manchester Fire Chief David Flurey identified as the daughter of MLB hall-of-fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley, ultimately revealed the true location of the baby after allegedly lying to police.
According to the Manchester Fire Department, the baby was discovered unable to breathe on the ground of a tent close to the Piscataquag River at Electric Street. The baby was then taken to the Catholic Medical Center for further treatment.
Investigators found that the baby was around 18 degrees at the time they saved him.
Alexandra also faces an unrelated endangering welfare of a children charge out of Concord. She allegedly claimed that she gave birth too early.
Alexandra’s father pitched in parts of eight seasons for the Red Sox and spent a number of years in the NESN broadcast booth. He announced his retirement from broadcasting this year.
A thorough investigation continues.
This is an ongoing story. Keep checking back for more updates as they become available.
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