Sheriff’s deputies in Michigan’s Oakland County traced reports of a distraught woman to a 4-month-old baby boy abandoned on a wooded creek bank Wednesday, saving the infant they found facedown and suffering from hypothermia.
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The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a social media post that deputies responded to two 911 calls from neighbors in the area of Waldon and Joslyn roads “regarding a lone woman who was hiding in the bushing and ringing their doorbells.” They added that “the residents said the woman appeared distraught and said she believed someone was chasing her with guns.”
The woman was nowhere to be found by the time law enforcement arrived, but then another report came in that “a frantic woman was pounding on the locked doors” of a nearby middle school.
Authorities said they found the woman, 37, and spoke with her to try to calm her down. During the conversation, they found out she had an infant son. Noticing “burrs on her pants,” the deputies launched a search of the area.
“Thirty minutes after learning the infant was missing, deputies discovered him in the wooded area, cold and wet but breathing,” the news release stated, noting that the 4-month-old “was in a hypothermic state.”