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Highlands Ranch woman has been arrested in connection with the September 2020 death of her newborn

On September 28th, 2020, Douglas County deputies were dispatched to a local hospital concerning a call regarding a woman that had been brought in for a medical emergency and had possibly just given birth. There was no newborn with the woman.

Due to the possibility that a newborn may need assistance, deputies responded to her house, where they discovered the body of a deceased infant.

After a year-long investigation, detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the woman.  On September 30th, 2021, Peyton Green, DOB 06-18-2001, located in Wyoming, was taken into custody on the warrant.  On October 5th, 2021, Green was transported to the Douglas County Detention Facility, where she was booked in on the following charges:


18-3-102               Murder in the First Degree            F1

18-8-610.5             Tampering with a deceased human body  F3

18-8-306               Attempt to Influence a Public Servant F4

Green is currently being held on a no bond hold.

Green’s mugshot is not currently available at this time.  For the media, if you would like to request the mugshot, please send your request to, a form will be sent to you to fill out.

As this is still an open investigation, no other information will be released at this time.