Michigan sheriffs find four-month-old baby abandoned in the woods and seek arrest warrant for troubled 37-year-old mother
- Concerned neighbors called 911 on Wednesday morning to report an irate woman
- She said people came after her with guns and were distraught
- They heard she had a baby boy, so they sent 13 patrol cars to find the baby
- Sheriffs found the baby left by a river, hypothermic but likely survived
- Authorities now plan to arrest the woman on child abuse charges
- The sheriffs said they thought she had abused prescription drugs
Michigan sheriffs are seeking an arrest warrant for a 37-year-old woman on child abuse charges after her four-month-old baby was abandoned in the woods.
The little boy was discovered by Oakland Sheriffs lying face down on the banks of a river in forests in Orion Township, halfway between Detroit and Flint.
Oakland County sheriff Mike Bouchard said the baby was in a hypothermic state and was taken to hospital but expected to fully recover from his ordeal.
It was not clear how long the baby had been left alone, he said.
“Fortunately, the delegates were able to determine that a baby was missing, prompting an immediate response and search,” he said.
On Wednesday, Oakland County sheriffs are seen wrapping the baby in warm blankets
Thirteen sheriffs’ patrol cars were involved, with support from K9 and drones.
“Their speedy work avoided what could have been an unspeakable tragedy,” he added.
Bouchard’s team was warned on Wednesday at 8:45 am about a lonely woman hiding in the bushes. Neighbors called 911 saying she was visibly upset, insisting someone chase her with guns.
Oakland County Sheriffs sent 13 patrol cars to assist in the search for the baby
The police managed to track her down and talk to her, and tried to calm her down.
They said she gave “some information they didn’t think was correct,” but they heard she had a baby boy.
Forest debris on her pants suggested the child might be in the forest, so they started combing the area.
Bouchard said in a statement that they believe she had abused prescription drugs.
The baby has been taken care of.