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Associated Press - July 18, 2008 7:03 PM ET

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a body has been found in the apartment of a Pittsburgh-area woman who arrived at a hospital with a newborn she falsely claimed was her own.
Police say the body was discovered with its hands bound Friday in the Wilkinsburg home of 38-year-old Andrea Curry-Demus. Authorities have not said whether the body is male or female.
Police say Curry-Demus showed up at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh on Thursday with a newborn who had the umbilical cord still attached. After tests showed the baby was not hers she allegedly said she paid the mother $1,000 for the infant.
Curry-Demus is in county jail on a child endangerment charge.

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Woman in W.Pa. baby mystery identified

PITTSBURGH -- The woman whose body was found with her uterus cut open in the apartment of a woman who had a baby that wasn't her own has been positively identified, the Allegheny County medical examiner said Sunday.
Dr. Karl Williams, the medical examiner, said the identity of 18-year-old Kia Johnson was confirmed with dental records. She is from McKeesport, just outside Pittsburgh.
Johnson's body was found Friday in the Wilkinsburg apartment of Andrea Curry-Demus.
Investigators are trying to verify whether Johnson was the mother of a baby boy that Curry-Demus, 38, took to a Pittsburgh hospital Thursday. Police say Curry-Demus falsely claimed the baby was her own, then later said she had bought the baby.
The baby was "apparently doing well," Williams said Saturday. The hospital would not release any information about the boy's condition.
Curry-Demus was charged with child endangerment and dealing in infant children, and ordered jailed in lieu of $10,000 bail and a psychiatric exam.
Further charges are expected, Allegheny County Police Assistant Superintendent James Morton said Saturday.
In 1990, Curry-Demus, then known as Andrea Curry, was accused of stabbing a woman in an alleged plot to steal the woman's infant. A day after that stabbing, Curry-Demus snatched a 3-week-old baby girl from a hospital. The baby was found unharmed with Curry-Demus at her home the next day.
Curry-Demus pleaded guilty in 1991 to various charges from both incidents and got three to 10 years in prison, according to court records. She was paroled in August 1998.

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Pa. Woman In Mystery Baby Case Charged With Murder

Mother's Body Found In Suspect's Apartment; Corpse's Uterus Cut Open

PITTSBURGH (AP) ― A woman suspected of cutting open a pregnant woman's uterus and stealing the baby has been charged with homicide, unlawful restraint and kidnapping, police said Sunday.

Andrea Curry-Demus, 38, of Wilkinsburg, is charged in the death of Kia Johnson, 18, of McKeesport. Curry-Demus is accused of taking the baby boy to a Pittsburgh hospital and claiming it was her own.

Johnson's body was found Friday in Curry-Demus's apartment. The body was positively identified through dental records, Allegheny County Medical Examiner Karl Williams said Sunday.

Police said Sunday that the two likely met during visitation at the Allegheny County Jail. Police believe they were there at the same time to visit different inmates.

Curry-Demus showed up at the hospital Thursday with a newborn that still had the umbilical cord attached, police said. Tests later proved that she was not the mother.

Police said Curry-Demus then said she bought the baby for $1,000 from the baby's mother.

The baby was "apparently doing well," Williams said Saturday. The hospital would not release any information about the boy's condition.

In 1990, Curry-Demus, then known as Andrea Curry, was accused of stabbing a woman in an alleged plot to steal the woman's infant. A day after that stabbing, Curry-Demus snatched a 3-week-old baby girl from a hospital. The baby was found unharmed with Curry-Demus at her home the next day.

Curry-Demus pleaded guilty in 1991 to various charges from both incidents and got three to 10 years in prison, according to court records. She was paroled in August 1998.

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