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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563

Thursday, August 18, 2016

UPDATED ~ Baby Death Investigation Unincorporated Wheaton

 

 

The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance for an ongoing death investigation.  Sheriff’s Deputies located a deceased new born child in unincorporated Wheaton in the area of 25W400 Plamondon Road on August 15th, 2016.  The Sheriff’s Office is concerned for the health and well-being of the mother.  This mother may possibly be in need of medical care and other support.  We realize there are unforeseen circumstances that can lead to these types of incidents and at this time care for the mother is paramount.

 

Anyone with information on the identity of this mother is asked to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 630-407-2400.  The caller is free to remain anonymous and can leave information with the Sheriff’s Office via voicemail if they don’t want to speak directly to a Deputy.

 

The Sheriff’s Office would also like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the Newborn Infant Protection Act, also known as Safe Haven. This law allows newborn babies to be turned over to personnel at a fire station, police station, or hospital without repercussions. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is a safe haven location.

 

Updates will be made when information becomes available.