A 4-month-old North Dakota baby was found deceased on Saturday afternoon, a day after his mother reportedly told authorities she had no idea where she left the little boy.
Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser announced on Saturday that people walking in the rural area of Stutsman County found the baby by reed plants at around 2:30 p.m., according to FOX West Dakota. It’s still unclear how the baby died or if foul play was involved.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Justice Lange, the mother of the 4 month-old baby, claimed that she last saw the infant near a slough, but she couldn’t remember much about the past four days while stuck in the woods. According to Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser, a local farmer spotted Lange walking along the road in the rural area of Woodworth, North Dakota, on Friday. The farmer reportedly dropped Lange off at her grandmother’s house, and the grandmother then called 911.
On Monday, Lange and her infant son were reported missing, along with a purple pickup truck, prompting an intense search in the wooded, area Lange was seen walking close to.
Kaiser stated that Lange was wanted by police on several outstanding arrest warrants. According to Foster County court records, authorities took a warrant out of Lange’s arrest in 2017 for probation violations, in connection to a 2012 conviction for “forgery or counterfeiting.”
Lange was initially taken to the Carrington Police Department, but later taken to the Fargo Hospital for medical treatment.
The story is still developing. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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