Infant remains found in burning car, woman charged with reckless murder

ALABASTER, Ala. (WIAT) – On Friday morning, Alabaster Police and Fire and Rescue responded to an accident on Highway 119 at Kent Dairy Road. They arrived to find a woman standing next to vehicle that was engulfed in flames. Once crews worked to put the flames out they located the remains of infant inside the burnt vehicle.

Shelby County Jail
Shelby County Jail

Alabaster Police detectives, and traffic homicide investigators were then called to the scene. The woman, 22-year-old Sommer Nicole Wilford, was then taken into custody and charged with Reckless Murder. She is currently being held at the Shelby County Jail under a $300,000 bond. The infant’s remains at this time are believed to be those of Sommer’s 19 month old son, Jayden Allen.

“We are all saddened by the senseless death of this child and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family…The investigation is still ongoing and it may be months before all the evidence in this case has been processed.” -Chief Curtis Rigney, Alabaster Police 

The incident occurred on the property of the First Commercial Bank. They have released the following statement regarding the matter.

“This is very tragic. We are working with local authorities in any way we can to help resolve this.” -Denisa Keith, First Commercial Bank

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Related: The charge of Reckless Murder

CBS42 will continue to bring you the latest on this ongoing investigation.

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