Baby twins found in S. Indiana motel toilet, 1 dies


CLARKSVILLE - An autopsy is scheduled for a newborn boy apparently born in a southern Indiana motel room with a twin sister to a woman who didn't know she was pregnant.

Police say they couldn't revive the boy after finding him under the girl in a toilet in a room at a Clarksville motel on Friday, and he was pronounced dead at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. The News and Tribune says the girl remains hospitalized there.

Their mother, 36-year-old Betsy Dalton, told police she didn't know she was pregnant. She remained jailed Tuesday on an unrelated probation violation.

Clarksville Police Chief Dwight Ingle says Dalton and the twins' father, 52-year-old Jerry Conrad, are transients who've been living at the motel and may be mentally disabled.

(Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)