On January 30th, 2017, a female inmate at the Franklin County Detention Center was taken to the hospital for abdominal pain. The inmate disclosed to the medical staff that she had recently given birth at her residence and disposed of the infant. The Ozark Police Department was notified at approximately 7:00 p.m. and immediately started an investigation. During the investigation, it was found that a baby was born between the dates of January 19, 2017 and January 23, 2017 to Mary Williams. The birth was not reported to any authorities at the time it occurred. After further investigation and a search of a residence on North Oak St. in Ozark, the remains of an infant child were found stored in a cardboard box in the kitchen refrigerator.


Two women, 38 year old Mary Williams, and 64 year old Vickie Falconio, both of Ozark, were arrested on felony charges of Concealing a Birth and Abuse of a Corpse. The remains were sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for an autopsy. The investigation is ongoing, and charges will be reviewed pending the results of the autopsy.