Alyssa Anne Dayvault: North Myrtle Beach make up artist charged in cover up deaths of two newborn babies – who she each time left in a dumpster to die.
A North Myrtle Beach make up artist is facing life in prison after allegedly covering up two pregnancies over the course of 13 months and disposing of the newborn babies in dumpsters where they died.
Upon her arrest, Alyssa Anne Dayvault, 30 was charged with two counts of homicide by child abuse and two counts of destruction, desecration or removal of human remains for the crimes she allegedly committed earlier this month and in November 2017.
The North Myrtle Beach Police Department said in warrants that Dayvault was admitted to the Grand Strand Regional Hospital December 5 for heavy vaginal bleeding.
While under care at the hospital, the South Carolina native ‘delivered’ a placenta and umbilical cord consistent with a full term pregnancy, but no child was ‘delivered,’ a police warrant said.
Alyssa Dayvault, later admitted during questioning that she gave birth to a baby boy at her North Myrtle Beach home.
Noted an issued warrant: ‘The defendant stated that the child was born alive and took multiple gasping breaths after having been born.
‘The defendant further stated that she failed to secure medical treatment and did not personally take action to attempt to preserve/save the infant’s life.
‘The defendant then disposed of the child’s body in a waste receptacle at her residence in NMB without seeking help or notifying authorities’.
But it gets grimmer.
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Dayvault, who is employed as a personal makeup artist and hair stylist at Exalt Salon in Little River, is also accused of disposing a second infant in a dumpster shortly after a home birth on November 4, 2017.
KXXV reported police obtaining medical records indicating the fetus having a healthy heart tone with Dayvault in her third trimester on November 4, 2017.
Continued the warrant: ‘The defendant then disposed of the child’s body in a public waste receptacle at her apartment in NMB without seeking help or notifying authorities.
‘During the course of the investigation police obtained medical records which indicated that on 11/4/2017 the defendant was in her third trimester of a pregnancy and that the fetus had a healthy heart tone.’
While it’s unclear whether Dayvault is married, she has frequently posted photos of her two young daughters on social media. Also not clear is whether other family members were aware of the woman’s pregnancies and why they declined to notify authorities.
Of note- under South Carolina’s Daniel’s Law, infants up to 60 days old can be taken to safe havens. It remains unclear why Dayvault declined to give safe passage to her newborn babies.
Dayvault is currently being held without bond at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.