Dodge County officials are investigating the abandonment of an infant's body. Sheriff Todd Nehls says a resident of the rural Town of Theresa found a plastic bag containing the body of a newborn baby girl Wednesday at around 5:00 PM.
Nehls says the man had been cutting firewood, returned after taking a break, and noticed the bag which had not been their previously. "The bag felt heavier than a bag of garbage would have," Nehls says, "so he put the bag down, looked inside and found a deceased newborn, and immediately called the sheriff's department."
Nehls says the location is a remote one. "You either have to be very local, and familiar with this road (Lone Road) . . . or you have to be someone who's not familiar with the area and really desperately searching for an isolated area to conceal a crime."
An autopsy should provide more information, in the meantime investigators are asking for the public's help. "Somebody knows somebody who was pregnant on Tuesday, who's not pregnant today, and is not showing off a newborn son or daughter," says Nehls. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dodge County Sheriff's Department .