Police looking for male who “dumped” woman


Staff Reports

A Seymour officer patrolling Freeman Field Recreation Area on Seymour’s south side on Monday evening found an unconscious woman lying in the grass near several pieces of luggage.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was undergoing the symptoms of a drug overdose including shallow breathing and a low and weak pulse, according to report from Seymour Officer Gabe Jordan.

Jordan, who immediately called for support from Jackson County Emergency Medical Services after finding the woman at about 8:15 p.m., reported he administered two doses of Narcan and used an office-issued bag valve mask to help her breathe.

Medical personnel and other city officers arrived at the scene and administered additional Narcan medication to the woman who was treated and taken to Schneck Medical Center. The woman regained consciousness at the hospital, recovered from the overdose and was released from medical care, police said.

The woman told investigators she did not know how she had gotten to the recreation area in the 2400 block of North State Road 11, police said.

She also told police she had been recently traveling from house to house and in the company of strangers as a result of her struggles with addiction, police said.

Jordan later said that upon his arrival at the scene, it was apparent the woman had been “dumped” in the location from a passenger vehicle and left abandoned by whoever drove her to this secluded location.

A review of cameras in the area shows a white

male in a black cutoff shirt driving a red hatchback passenger car to the remote area where the woman was located, police said.

It was also noted that no calls for distress, calls to emergency services or calls for assistance were placed for the woman and that she was only located and revived through a combination of happenstance and diligence on the part of Jordan.

The investigation is ongoing with surveillance footage still in review. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Seymour dispatch at 812-522-1234 reference case 22-S05899.

In addition, police asked that anyone needing emergency assistance call 911 so that proper lifesaving measures can be taken.

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