Parents of baby found dead in wall of Charleroi home now charged with homicide

CHARLEROI, Pa. — Homicide charges have now been filed against the parents of a baby whose body was found hidden in the wall of a home in Charleroi, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Kylie Wilt, 25, and Alan Hollis, 27, are now each facing a list of charges that includes criminal homicide, aggravated assault, conspiracy, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse.

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Wilt admitted to hiding her baby boy’s body in the wall of their Lookout Avenue home, according to authorities. She said she placed the baby’s body in a crate, cut a hole in the wall, covered the body with blankets and put drywall and paint over the hole in the wall.

Investigators said Wilt and Hollis had been lying to Children and Youth Services workers about the baby’s whereabouts.

On Thursday, the district attorney’s office said a forensic anthropology examination revealed the baby suffered from antemortem trauma and perimortem trauma to the ribs. The trauma was in various stages of healing.