The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation is requesting assistance from the public to identify a Caucasian female who was pregnant either in her third trimester, early term, or full-term, up until November 28-29th. The subject gave birth to the infant, a Caucasian female and is a person of interest in abandoning the infant at a residence in Lomax, Illinois in Henderson County sometime between November 28th and 29th.
Anyone with any information about the infant or the infant’s mother is urged to contact ISP Zone 4 Special Agent Robert Matos at 217-836-1164 or ISP District 14 Headquarters at 309-833-2141. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Save Abandoned Babies Foundation also wants to remind citizens that Illinois currently has a safe haven law. The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act offers a protected, legal alternative to unsafe infant abandonment. An unharmed newborn, up to 30 days old, may be handed off to staff at a hospital, emergency medical care facility, police station, fire house, college/University police station, or Illinois State Police headquarters no questions asked and no fear of prosecution. For more information about the safe haven law, call 1-888-510-2229 or visit saveabandonedbabies.org.