UPDATE: Newborn baby found dead in Eagle River park, mother located

A newborn baby was found dead at Turner Park in Eagle River on Oct. 15. — Screen capture from erparks.muni.org

A newborn baby was found dead at Turner Park in Eagle River on Oct. 15. — Screen capture from erparks.muni.org

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The Anchorage Police Department has found the mother of a newborn baby who was discovered dead in an Eagle River park on the morning of Oct. 15.

According to a police department press release, police dispatch received a report of a baby found by someone visiting Turner Park in Eagle River. The child was not breathing and was wrapped in towel.

Police responded to the scene as well as detectives to investigate the incident.

According to a report from the Anchorage Daily News, police were able to identify the mother of the baby on Tuesday night after she called for medical assistance.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro told the Anchorage Daily News that the mother was “currently receiving medical treatment” and that no arrests had been made or charges filed, but that the investigation is ongoing.

According to Alaska state law, a parent can surrender an infant child at safe locations such as fire stations, hospitals and police stations.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the Anchorage Police Department at 786-8900 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.
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