Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers said that a citizen’s tip lead police to the mom’s home in Grays Harbor County.
Police are now in the process of obtaining a search warrant to enter a motel room, where the infant was reportedly born.
Myers said that a woman walking her dog in the 200 block of Fisher Avenue NE around 6 p.m. Friday noticed a rag handing from a tree branch in a wooded lot. The woman moved closer and spotted the body of the newborn baby. Police and paramedics responded; medics
determined that the infant was dead.
Myers said that the baby appeared to have been recently delivered, and the body was dumped in the woods. Police want to find the mother of the infant because they are worried that she may need medical assistance. The Grays Harbor Coroner will perform an autopsy on the infant’s body.
Ocean Shores Police Department, along with Hoquiam Police and Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Department are investigating the infant’s death.
Police have a tipline for anyone with information about the death at (360) 289-1263.