"I've actually worn out a shirt doing that," she told Carson.
Few details about Roberts have emerged. Documents filed with the
state Division of Child Support show she worked briefly over the
past few years, including stints with a temporary employment
agency, Macy's, Michaels Stores and FedEx.
By most accounts, Snively was a naive young woman. "But you
couldn't hold that against her," Carson says.
"She could make
friends with anybody. She was a very trusting person."
Snively came to Oregon in the spring, following her boyfriend,
the father of the boy she had been carrying for nearly eight
Not long after moving here, Snively and Roberts connected
online. Roberts was looking for clothes and Snively had some to
Neighbors say they saw the two women at Roberts' house more than
a couple times during the past few weeks.
When police arrived at that home Friday, they found a floor
slick with blood and a man - Roberts' boyfriend - trying to revive
a lifeless baby boy.
Emergency workers took Roberts and the child to the hospital.
Doctors weren't able to save the baby, and they could tell that
Roberts hadn't given birth.
Although police aren't saying whether
she really is pregnant, Washington County District Attorney Bob
Hermann said investigators are working under the presumption that
she is not.
Police went back to Roberts' home and found Snively's body.
The story is not the first of its kind.
About this time last
year, a Pennsylvania woman was charged with murder after she cut a
baby from another's woman's body and tried to pass it off as her
own. The mother died.
In 2004, a Missouri woman strangled another woman with a rope
and then used a kitchen knife to cut a baby girl from her womb.
was arrested one day later after showing the child off as her own.
In the Oregon case, a medical examiner said Snively had died of
homicidal violence: "blunt force" causing head wounds and "sharp
force" injuries to her stomach.
Authorities haven't offered a motive as to why Roberts, who has
two children under the age of 10, might try to steal a baby in such
a way or why she chose Snively's.
Police have not identified her
Phone messages left for the fathers of her children were
not immediately returned Tuesday.
Investigators were awaiting details from the autopsy and other
tests to determine whether the baby might have breathed even once
before he died.
Cops: Oregon Woman Cut Baby From Pregnant Friend's Womb
Korena Elaine Roberts (Washington Co. Sheriff's Office)