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Information sought in cold case death of baby, reminds citizens of Safe Haven Law

Posted at 5:10 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 11:39:52-04

Investigators with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance with a 15-year-old cold case death of a newborn infant and also reminding the public of Louisiana’s Safe Haven Law.

On March 5, 2003, a newborn baby boy was found dead floating in a drainage canal Northwest of Crowley off of Highway 13, according to Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson. The autopsy revealed the baby may have been in the water for up to five days before he was discovered. The sheriff said his race could not be determined.

Gibson reminds citizens that Louisiana’s Safe Haven Law allows a parent to leave a baby up to 31 days old in the care of an employee at designated places such as a police or fire department or emergency room without the threat of prosecution.

If you have any information regarding this case, you are urged to call the tips line at 789-TIPS or download the P3 app on your mobile device to report your tip anonymously. 

All callers will remain anonymous and can receive up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.