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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Distraught Mother Abandons 2-day-old Infant over the Weekend

(GREENVILLE, SC)- Greenville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the mother of a days-old infant after she left the newborn in the care of a passing motorist without warning.


The incident began around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 when a motorist reported she was flagged down by an African-American female in the area of Augusta Street and Dunbar Street. When the driver stopped to see how she could help, the female unexpectedly handed her a newborn baby girl saying she could not care for the child, and then walked away.


The Good Samaritan took the “Jane Doe” baby, who is believed to have been born on Thursday or Friday, to an area medical facility where she was admitted for observation and is said to be doing well.


GPD investigators are working closely with the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) to identify and locate the mother of the child.


The mother is described as a young African-American female, about 5’ 2”, approximately 190 lbs., and is described as speaking with a foreign accent.


Anyone with knowledge of an expecting mother who cannot account for her newborn child is encouraged to contact the GPD Investigations Division at 864-467-5342 or Greenville CrimeStoppers at 23-CRIME (864-232-7463).

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