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Roadblock Set Up To Find Mother of Baby Found in Ditch

Posted March 8, 1999

— Cumberland County deputies are working an around-the-clock roadblock, trying to find a mother they say left her newborn on the side of the road to die.

A bunny and wreath serve as a memorial along Canady Pond Road in the Grays Creek Community where the baby boy wasfound dead last week.

Deputies are stopping every car that travels down the country road, hoping someone will give them information that leads them to the mother.

"If they've seen a vehicle parked at the side of the road, a vehicle leaving, someone walking in the area, anything about the time the baby was found," says Sgt. Stephen McLamb of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives say they are already following some solid leads. A clerk at a nearby convenience store told authorities an anxious young woman asked to use the bathroom. Employees later found evidence that a birth may have taken place there.


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