Officials in northern Georgia said they are searching for the mother of a newborn baby discovered in the woods.
The baby girl was found around 10 p.m. local time on June 6, after a homeowner heard cries in a wooded area, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The baby was quickly located by deputies when they arrived on the scene. The newborn was found inside a plastic bag, according to the report.
Newborn baby found in woods off Daves Creek Road in Cumming last night. Forsyth Co Sheriff Ron Freeman calls it divine intervention that she was found by nearby homeowners who heard her crying. Investigators are looking for the mother. Baby temporarily named “India”. @wsbradio pic.twitter.com/7Wew90nPhd
— Sandra Parrish (@WSBParrish) June 7, 2019
The report said officials are now calling the baby India. She was hospitalized and is in stable condition as of June 7.
A Georgia Division of Family and Children Services representative was sent to the hospital and is acting as the girl’s advocate, Sabella said.
The sheriff’s office is now trying to identify the baby, who is white, to locate her mother.
The case is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit, the Georgia Sun reported.
Officials are asking anyone who knew of a woman in the late stages of her pregnancy who may have recently given birth. They can call 770-781-3087 to reach the sheriff’s department.
In the rescue, deputies were called to the 1900 block of Daves Creek Road in Forsyth County.
Other details about the case are not clear.
Newborn Baby Found in Field
A newborn baby girl was found covered in mosquito and ant bites after she was dumped in a field in Thailand, it was reported.
Newborn baby girl found in a field covered in ant and mosquito bites after being abandoned https://t.co/4hNB56sLhw
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 23, 2019
The girl was heard crying at night. Locals thought the noise was something else before they discovered her the next morning near Bangkok, the Daily Mail reported on May 23.
The girl was discovered on May 11.
Upon discovery, the girl’s skin looked raw and painful after she was bitten by the insects and was exposed to the elements in the field.
Officials said the child didn’t sustain serious injuries, but they added that her forehead was bitten frequently by insects, the Mail reported.
The baby was taken to Lat Krabang Hospital, where nurses have been taking care of the child, who has not been named.
Police are now searching for her parents.
“We believe that the parents might live nearby the area,” Lieutenant Colonel Samart Klinklao, inspector of Chalong Krung police station was quoted by the paper as saying.
“Officers will check around the communities and ask the locals for more details,” the official said. “We will also check the CCTV cameras in the street to find who left the baby there.”