Abandoned newborn

Forsyth County authorities are trying to identify the parents of a baby girl found abandoned in the woods.

CUMMING, Ga. — Forsyth County authorities are seeking information to help identify a newborn baby found in a wooded area along the 1900 block of Daves Creek Road.

A family returning home from vacation the night of June 6 reported they heard crying emanating from behind the house and found the newborn girl lying on a plastic grocery bag. The family immediately notified authorities.

Sheriff’s deputies and EMS personnel administered first aid and transferred the infant to the hospital. She is currently reported in good health and has been placed under the care of the Department of Family and Children Services serving as an advocate while investigations continue by the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit. Authorities say it is possible the baby will be placed into foster care. The newborn is white or Hispanic and is going under the temporary name, “India.”

Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the child’s mother. If anyone knows a female who was in the late stages of pregnancy and may have given birth to the infant, contact the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 770-781-3087 or the anonymous tip line at 770-888-7308.

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