LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It’s been a little over a week since a newborn was left in front of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital for Women. So, how is the little girl now?
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On a cold night last Tuesday, the baby was left about 50 yards from the hospital doors, naked in the grass.
Beth McGee, lieutenant of the violent crimes division with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the baby was full term at birth and is in perfect health.
“She’s doing well. We check on her often," McGee said. “She was taken into state’s custody and she’s in a foster home.”
McGee said this is the first case they’ve had to track down a baby’s parents, leaving many questions in this case unanswered.
“We’re appealing the the mother to come speak to us to let us know what she was thinking that night, to let us know what her frame of mind was and to just fill in a lot of blanks for us," McGee said.
The Sheriff’s office released a photo Thursday from that night, in hopes the public can help them.
“We have surveillance video from the hospital parking lot and we see a four-door white vehicle in the parking lot about the time the baby was dropped off," McGee said.
The unique identifier of this four-door car is the white b-pillar, or break between the front and rear windows, on the car. McGee said most four-doors have a black break between.
The sheriff’s office urges the mother to call them because they want to hear her side of the story before issuing any judgement. If you know any information about this case, you can report it to the sheriff’s office (337) 491-3605.
The Safe Haven law allows parents to go to a safe haven facility employee to give away their baby up to 60 days old with no questions asked.