published Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Newborn infant found in Whitfield County dump truck

A baby believed to be less than a day old was discovered in an abandoned dump truck off Northwood Circle in Whitfield County, authorities said.

Whitfield 911 received the call about 7 p.m. Tuesday, said Rick Swiney, a captain with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. The baby was discovered by a neighbor who was close to the truck and heard crying, he said.

The baby was rushed to Hamilton Medical Center, police said. Hospital officials believe the infant, which they listed in stable condition, was less than 12 hours old when it arrived at the hospital.

Investigators are interviewing residents and contacting area hospitals in search for the mother, Swiney said.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office at 706-278-1233.

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Chance said...

The mother will probably be found to be a scared kid with no support system.

September 22, 2010 at 4:13 a.m.
grayhermia said...

well thank god they found it in time. It's a shame people are still to scared or uninformed to know the safe places to leave an unwanted baby.

September 22, 2010 at 8:19 a.m.
Snooksie said...

Doesnt GA have a law that states someone can take a baby to a hospital and leave it no questions asked?

September 22, 2010 at 9:08 a.m.
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