The Heartbreaking Story of Sharon Elliott – The Hatbox Baby

Theories Behind Her Abandonment

20. Theories Behind Her Abandonment

The Roth couple were reportedly never seen pregnant around the time of Sharon’s birth, but hospital documents for her brother James show that there was a baby recorded as ‘Born alive but now dead.’

It has been questioned whether Freda had given Sharon away and then told her family that she had died. Due to the fact that Freda and Walter married four months before Sharon was born, it is hinted that the couple arranged her abandonment and adoption because of their conception out of wedlock.

After all, a journalist later found that Faith, the adoptive mother, had ties to the Roths.

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