Virginia woman charged in drowning death of newborn 10/24/2017 2:51 pm PDT Comments WGHP via WGHP DANVILLE, Va. -- (WGHP) -- A Virginia woman has been charged in the drowning death of her newborn child, according to a press release. On June 16, 2016, police went to Schoolfield Drive in Danville after infant remains were found in a duffel bag. According to search warrants, the mother's ex-boyfriend opened the bag and found an “infant that had been dead for some time,” WSET reports. On Monday, Vanessa Danielle Poteat, 25, was charged with first-degree murder in the baby's death. FULL STORY: Virginia woman charged in drowning death of newborn - WGHP #Virginia Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.