Metairie Mom Leaves Son In Car With Dead Woman’s Body
Ok so what was she thinking???? You are not going to believe this story!!!
Authorities say a mother who left her 20-month-old son in a parked vehicle along with the body of a dead friend for more than an hour at a Metairie gas station on Friday morning was booked with child desertion and drug-related charges.
Jessica Ockman, 33, of 415 Sena Drive, Metairie, was taken into custody at a service station located at Causeway Boulevard and West Napoleon Avenue after employes found her unconscious in the restroom about 9 a.m., said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies called to the scene because of Ockman's collapse walked out to her car, which was parked at one of the fuel pumps, and found Ockman's son along with the body of 22-year-old Shelby Fleming of Lafourche Parish.
Fleming was pronounced dead at the scene. Her cause of death is unclassified pending the outcome of toxicology tests.
Ockman is not being charged in connection with Fleming's death, which investigators have said was not the result of a criminal act.
Deputies found Ockman unresponsive on the restroom floor along with a lighter and a spoon, Fortunato said. They also recovered a white plastic box containing marijuana that she'd thrown into a nearby garbage can.
The toddler was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. There was no word on his condition.
Ockman was booked at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna Friday with child desertion, obstruction of justice, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released Saturday without bond because of crowding at the jail. She could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
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