KENOSHA COUNTY — One of two people facing charges in connection with the death of a 2-month-old girl who, investigators believe, was abandoned in a field in Kenosha, appeared in court Monday, Aug. 19.Monica Adams, 21, of Kenosha, faces the following charges, filed Monday:
Failure to report the death of a child, as party to a crime
- Move/hide/bury corpse of child, as party to a crime
- False info. on kidnapping/missing persons — two counts
- Obstructing an officer
- Harboring/aiding a felon
Cash bond was set at $100,000 as Adams made her initial appearance in court Monday, and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 28.
Online court records showed no formal charges filed against Hezile Frison, 36, as of Monday afternoon.
FOX6 News obtained a photo showing 2-month-old Jalisa Adams-Frison sleeping peacefully — taken days before she was last seen alive.
Adams and Frison were turned into Kenosha police on Aug. 14 by a family they had been staying with.
“To our knowledge, the baby was with other family members so we didn’t question it. But as time went on, then we began to grow suspicious,” said the man who provided shelter for the man and woman.
Police said on Aug. 14, they received information that an infant living in a home with her parents on 45th Street near 39th Avenue had been missing since late July. An investigation revealed the infant was deceased, and the body was disposed of in the field near 50th Street and 52nd Avenue. Police said a search of that field yielded possible evidence of the disposal of the body. Police identified the infant as Jalisa Adams-Frison, who was born in May.
As of Saturday, when a vigil was held for Jalisa Adams-Frison, an investigation into how the baby died was ongoing.