No Answers in Baby John Doe Case

By: Fida Georges Email
By: Fida Georges Email

A newborn found in a shoebox has a second chance at life today, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007.

Baby John Doe was found on the doorstep of a vacant duplex apartment at 1038 Bowling Green Road in Simpson County on Monday, Feb. 27, 2007.

The baby was taken to Bowling Green's Medical Center just hours after it was found and was released earlier this morning to social services in Franklin on an emergency custody order.

The Simpson County Sheriff's Office said last night's broadcasts prompted calls with possible leads but there remains many unanswered questions.

This nameless, parent-less baby has captivated so many in and around this community.

Not all babies left abandoned are as lucky as baby John Doe. Officials say its a miracle he's alive.

The only evidence they have right now is the shoebox the baby was found in and its contents: a blanket, a bloody t-shirt and a plastic grocery bag but one answer is clear, baby John Doe's will to fight has prompted an overwhelming response from neighboring communities.

Rigg said people from all over are opening their homes for baby John Doe.

Social services will have to decide who gets to take baby John Doe home.

Kentucky's Safe Haven Act said abandoners can avoid prosecution if the baby is left in a safe place like a hospital or EMS center.

The Simpson County Sheriff's Department and Integra Bank have established a "John Doe" fund.

Donations can be made at any Integra Bank in the state of Kentucky.

The Simpson County Sheriff's department or at WKFK in Franklin.


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