Police: Infant found alive in bag


Seymour police are investigating an incident where an infant was left in a bag on the city’s southeast side, authorities report.

A person walking their dog called police at 3:49 p.m. and reported they found the infant in the 600 block of South Jackson Park Drive, according to a news release from Detective Sgt. C.J. Foster.

The infant was found along a fence row about 20 yards from the roadway, police said.

Officers were called to the scene and determined the baby was still alive. It was taken for an examination at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour and was determined to be healthy.

Foster wrote in a news release that the department wants to remind residents that the city has a Safe Haven Baby Box at Seymour Fire Station 3, 605 Meadowbrook Drive. It became available to residents in June.

The box allows babies to be surrendered, and first responders will be notified immediately. The box can only be opened by medical personnel, Foster said.

No one has been arrested at this time, and the incident remains under investigation.

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