FT> WALTON BEACH, Fla. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a newborn baby that was discovered in a white garbage bag in a ditch.
Deputies responded to a home in Fort Walton Beach after getting a call from a doctor at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Wednesday evening. He reported that a woman who was approximately 38 weeks pregnant had been at the hospital two days prior.
She returned Wednesday, but was no longer pregnant and there was no record of a birth.
Deputies went to her home and began a search.
They found a newborn inside a garbage bag in a ditch not far from the woman’s residence.
An autopsy has been conducted and additional tests are pending. The OCSO is working in conjunction with the Medical Examiner’s Office.