A DEAD “underdeveloped” newborn has been found lying face down in a creek, police say.
The child’s umbilical cord and placenta were still attached at the time of the horror discovery, according to officials.
In part, the statement from local police read: “On Tuesday, September 27 at about 1:00 pm Catoosa County deputies were called to the Graysville Canoe Launch regarding a lifeless, underdeveloped infant lying face down at the edge of South Chickamauga Creek with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached.
“Investigators believe that the infant was brought to the area sometime earlier in the day.”
Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said in the statement: “We know that someone is going through a very tragic time in their life, and we want to help.”
The sheriff continued the statement by urging anybody who saw something at the Graysville Canoe Launch, “such as a vehicle or persons in the area,” before 1 pm on Tuesday to call the sheriff’s office.
An autopsy is being performed on the infant’s body as a part of the continuing investigation.
Those with information regarding the infant can call 706-935-2424.
Detective Brittany Gilleland, mentioned as the relevant party to reach in the news release, can also be emailed at email@example.com
“…If you know someone who was pregnant and is now without their baby, please give us a call,” Sheriff Gary Sisk said.