The following is a news release from Fort Polk's Military Police Investigations Section:
FORT POLK, La. - Fort Polk's Military Police Investigations Section, in cooperation with the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Department "Crime Stoppers," is offering a reward of up to $500 for information leading to the recovery of the person or persons who abandoned a newborn male infant at the South Fort Fire Station Dec. 6.
The newborn, two to 14 days old, was left behind the fire station at around 8 p.m. The baby was wrapped in a polyester quilt blanket with brown teddy bears, yellow stars and a background pattern of white and blue checks. Officials believe the child was not delivered in a hospital, raising concerns as to the welfare of the mother. Those involved in the child's abandonment are from the local area: Leesville, DeRidder or Fort Polk, according to local authorities.