Woman impersonates social worker, kills mother, kidnaps 3-month-old baby

A woman who impersonated a social worker has been arrested for murdering a young mother and kidnapping her baby.

Samantha Flemming

A 36-year-old Indiana woman, has been arrested and charged after she allegedly pretended to be working with the Department of Social Services on call so that she can kidnap a three-week old baby and killing the baby's mother, the Texas police reports.

The report has it that the woman is suspected of carrying out a twisted plot of killing the young 23-year-old mother, Samantha Flemming, to steal her baby named Serenity, and claiming the child as her own.

The suspect, who has not been identified, pretended to be from the child protective services office when she ordered Fleming who recently gave birth, to come with her.

The young mother was reported missing by her boyfriend and following leads, the traced the suspect to her home but she was not there.


Smelling a foul odour coming from the home, police broke into the home and found the  body of the missing woman. She had been stabbed, covered with bleach, wrapped in plastic and stuffed in a plastic container.

Investigators were still searching the house when the suspect's sister came in with the new born baby.

Police quickly realized that the baby was Serenity and arrested the sister who told them she was only asked to care for the baby while the suspect went to Texas to visit family.

The suspect is now in police custody in a hospital in Texas, where she is under the care of mental health professionals while the child was handed over to the police.

Texas police spokesman, Lt. Thomas Pawlak, said that the suspect's home had been equipped with a nursery.


"It seems that she had been planning this. There was everything you would buy for a new baby. A crib, changing table, diaper bag, carrier and new clothes."


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