Forsyth County

Deputies release new photos of abandoned newborn found wrapped in plastic

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has released new photos of a newborn found abandoned in the woods behind a family's home.

Baby "India" was found wrapped in a plastic grocery bag June 6. She was rushed to the hospita, where she recovered.

When it happened, Channel 2's Tom Regan spoke to the family who found the baby on their property.

Alan Regatz said it was an "act of God" that he and his daughters found the newborn.


“We went down, pulled it up. There was a poor little baby wrapped in a plastic bag, and we called 911,” Regatz said. “She was alive. She was crying, so we figured that was a good sign. Could have been worse. The credit goes to my girls. They were the ones sticking with it.”

Since that day, many people have offered to adopt India. Regan learned there is a waiting list for the child, but investigators say they want to make sure they've done everything they can to locate her mother before she's put up for adoption.

Authorities said they are following new leads on India's mother near the Augusta area. Deputies are continuing to ask anyone with information in this case to call them at 770-888-7308.