Police officials released new pictures of a newborn who was dubbed “Baby India,” several weeks after she was found alive in a wooded area in Georgia, wrapped in a plastic bag.
Officials said they’re still searching for the baby’s mother and the pictures might aid in the search.
The baby was found by Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputies late June 6. They responded after receiving a 911 call from someone who heard the baby crying.
Forsyth Sheriff Ron Freeman said at the time that the discovery of the baby was a miracle.
“It was, without doubt, divine intervention that this child was found,” Freeman told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “Surprisingly, the baby was in good condition.”
He credited the person who called 911.
“Had it not been for those observant citizens who called 911, we would be having a most difficult conversation today,” Freeman said.
Detective Tim Conner, the lead investigator on the case, told the Forsyth County News this week that anyone who knows a woman who was in the late stages of her pregnancy but does now not have a child should alert the authorities.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said on June 20 that officers are following up on a potential lead in Richmond County.
Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at (770) 781-3087. Tipsters who want to remain anonymous can call the office’s anonymous tip line at (770) 888-7308.
Woman Eyed as Mother
Authorities were probing a case in Augusta with a possible link to the newborn that was found.
Tabitha Moss, 32, went to University Hospital on June 13. Doctors alerted investigators that she was bleeding after an apparent birth but the child wasn’t present.
Moss denied that she had been pregnant but later admitted that she had been, reported WDRW. According to an incident report, Moss told deputies a pregnancy test in January revealed she was pregnant.
“She said she ‘had no interest in this pregnancy’ and got drunk on her birthday,” the report said.
Moss attempted to get an abortion but clinics reportedly told her she couldn’t kill the unborn baby because she was over 3 months pregnant.
District Attorney Natalie Paine’s office charged Moss with lying to investigators, reported WAGT. Moss remained in jail, according to the latest reports.
Moss allegedly told deputies that she gave birth to a “stillborn” which she then “buried in a yard.”
At one point, she said she gave birth to the baby then placed it into a plastic grocery bag. At another point, she said she flushed it down a toilet.
A neighbor spoke to WJBF, saying she was surprised by the situation.
“It bothers me for the simple fact that she didn’t even seem like the type that would do anything like that,” the neighbor, who was not identified by name, said.
Another neighbor said that Moss was pregnant as of November 2018.
“When they moved in November of last year it was a little pouch and then I had spoken with her landlord and she told me your new neighbor she is expecting,” the neighbor said.
On June 16, while Moss was behind bars, a neighbor reported to police that the home where Moss lived was robbed, according to the broadcaster. Another incident report stated that Moss’s roommate took several boxes out of the home after the reported burglary, after cutting through crime scene tape to get inside the house. She was removed from the property after trying to gain access a second time.