O-C-S-O Investigating Death Of Newborn

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.

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