The body of a what appeared to be a newborn baby was found alongside a Georgia road on Sunday, and authorities are seeking the public’s assistance for any information that leads to the party responsible.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that someone walking along Boy Scout Road and New Franklin Road in Troup County spotted the cooler along a wooded line on Sunday afternoon. The person who saw the cooler decided to take a look inside and after discovering the baby, called 911. Witnesses reportedly told police the cooler had been sitting in the area for around a week.
Authorities described the cooler as portable and light blue in color, with zippers on the front and sides, and watermelon slice prints all over.
“Once on scene deputies and investigators discovered what appeared to be a deceased newborn child in a portable cooler bag,” sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Stewart Smith said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is scheduled to perform an autopsy on the infant on Tuesday, in an attempt to determine the identity and cause of death. Meanwhile, police are asking anyone with any information to contact Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. You can also send a text message to 274637 or visit the Crime Stoppers website.
A reward of $2,000 is currently being offered for eligible information.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Troup County Sheriff’s Office]