The Newnan Times-Herald

Crime

Deceased newborn found near Troup County road


  • By Melanie Ruberti
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  • Apr. 18, 2019 - 7:47 AM

Deceased newborn found near Troup County road

Courtesy of TCSO

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office find a deceased newborn inside this portable cooler on the side of Boy Scout Rd. near New Franklin Road on Sunday, Jan. 6.

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the person(s) responsible for leaving a deceased newborn on the side of the road.

The infant was reportedly discovered Sunday, Jan. 6 in a portable cooler in the woodline off Boy Scout Road, which is off New Franklin Road, a few miles from the LaGrange city limits.

The cooler is light blue with pictures of watermelon slices and zips at the top, front and sides, TCSO investigators said  

Witnesses in the area told investigators the cooler had been on the side of the road for several days, possibly up to a week, according to officials with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.  

Investigators said an autopsy on the newborn is scheduled for Tuesday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

If anyone has any information regarding this case contact the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.