Trial set for woman charged with keeping deceased daughter’s bo

Associated Press

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A September 23 trial has been set for a Grand Forks woman charged with keeping the decomposed corpse of her young daughter at home while her two other children were present.

Jody Weaver faces charges of abuse or neglect of a child, willful disturbance of a dead body and failure to report a death.

The 38-year-old woman is accused of taking Destiny Weaver’s body to St. Hilaire, Minn.

The 2-year-old had been dead for about two weeks. The cause of death was not determined.


Clarence Smith of Grgyla, Minn., was given 60 days in jail for his role in transporting the child’s body. Smith was Jody Weaver’s boyfriend.

What To Read Next
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.
Caitlin and Jason Keck’s two-year term on the American Farm Bureau Federation committee begins next month.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met on Jan. 5, 2023, to consider the application for Summit Carbon Solutions.
Qualified Minnesota farmers will receive dollar-for-dollar matching money to purchase farmland.