Deputies take DNA from women as search continues for mother of dead infant
TANGIPAHOA PARISH– Tangipahoa authorities are looking for answers more than a week after an infant was found dead in a garbage truck.
The discovery happened on Whiskey Lane just off Highway 1064. WBRZ is learning deputies swabbed women for DNA. It’s all part of an effort to locate the mother of the baby boy.
“I think it’s weird to come through and ask people to do a random swab,” said Inez Methvien.
Methvien lives near where Tangipahoa Sheriff’s deputies were called out to investigate the infant found. It was a Waste Management employee who spotted the body.
A father told WBRZ, deputies swabbed his daughter, who consented to it, saying it was for process of elimination on finding out who the mother is. Since the discovery, Methvien says she’s been seeing more officers near her home.
“They've been patrolling here a lot, they came out her yesterday patrolling,” she said.
The Sheriff's Office says the cCaucasian boy was 3 lbs. 11 oz., likely a stillborn with some placenta still attached. They are waiting on several tests from the coroner before considering any charges.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
String of car break-ins in luxury Baton Rouge apartment complex
LSU announces that students will not be required to get COVID-19 vaccines
Coast Guard suspends search for Seacor Power crew, volunteer diver weighs in...
Entergy finds solution for neighborhood with frequent power outages
Woman finds tracking device on car, state police want it back
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76
Southern Wins Third Straight Bayou Classic
White squad edges Purple in LSU Spring game
'We have a plan': Coach O quiet on how Title IX scandal...
Southeastern regains sole possession of first place in Southland standings with win...