Newborn infant found in Whitfield County dump truck

Newborn infant found in Whitfield County dump truck

September 21st, 2010 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

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.