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Investigators say 8-year-old’s body found in trash bag in grandmother’s car

EMMETT, Idaho (KIFI) - An Emmett woman once held on suspicion of first-degree murder was in court Monday, and she's facing new charges.

Connie Smith is now facing charges of failure to notify authorities of a death and evidence concealment, destruction or alteration. All this in connection to the death of an 8-year-old-girl.

According to court documents, Smith is the grandmother of Taryn Summers.

8-year-old Taryn Summers

Smith reported the girl missing last Monday, and on Wednesday, search crews found her body in a trash bag in the backseat of a car on Smith's property.

During an autopsy, authorities found traces of vomit on Summers' shirt and in her hair.

The prosecution asked Smith's bail be set at $1 million.

"Just based on these charges themselves, judge, we can see her unwillingness to report, unwillingness to comply with any orders of the court."

The prosecution says more charges might be coming.

The judge set her bail at $800,000. She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Smith's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 3.

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