Baby found alive in plastic bag off Indiana road, police say

Authorities in Indiana said a baby is alive and well after someone discovered the child inside a plastic bag near a fence in Seymour.

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According to the Tribune and WAVE-TV, police responded to a call about the infant just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. A resident, who had been walking a dog off South Jackson Park Drive, found the child about 20 feet away from the street, investigators said.

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Update 6:59 a.m. EDT Oct. 17: Investigators are questioning a man after a newborn baby was found alive inside a plastic bag on Tuesday, the Tribune reported Wednesday.

Police also described the girl as Latina, according to the newspaper.

Meanwhile, the woman who found the infant told WAVE-TV that she initially thought the bag contained kittens.

"I got to looking more, and it was a baby's foot trying to press against the plastic bag," Angela Butler said in an interview with the news outlet. "And I said, 'Oh my God, that is a baby.'"

Update 2:10 p.m. EDT Oct. 16: Investigators told WDRB that it was unclear how long the infant was left outside before she was discovered Tuesday afternoon.

"I don't think we can tell how long she was there when she was found," Seymour Police Detective Sgt. C.J. Foster told The Tribune. "I just know that she was a few hours old."

The newspaper reported the infant was identified as a baby girl.

Foster told WAVE the baby was found in an area off the roadway that was not easily visible. He told The Tribune the person who found the infant was walking a dog at the time and that the pooch "kind of led them to that area."

The baby, who was determined to be healthy, has since been taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for an examination, The Tribune reported.

“We do not know where either of the parents are,” Foster told the newspaper. “We are still digging.”

Original report: Crews rushed the baby to a nearby hospital, the news outlets reported. Doctors said the child is healthy, according to WAVE.

Seymour police said they made contact Wednesday with a person of interest in the case. They emphasized the person was not a suspect in the investigation.

Authorities have not yet made any arrests in connection with the incident, the Tribune reported.

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