Newborn found dead in north Georgia creek, deputies say

CATOOSA COUNTY, Ga — A newborn was found dead in a north Georgia creek on Tuesday afternoon, deputies say.

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office says it found a “lifeless, underdeveloped” infant at the Graysville Canoe Launch around 1 p.m.

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Deputies say they found the infant lying face down at the edge of South Chickamauga Creek with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached.

Investigators believe the infant was brought to the area sometime earlier in the day.


“We know that someone is going through a very tragic time in their life, and we want to help,” Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said. “If you saw something at the Graysville Canoe launch before 1:00 p.m. this date, such as a vehicle or persons in the area, or if you know someone who was pregnant and is now without their baby, please give us a call.”

An autopsy is being conducted. Anyone with information is asked to call Catoosa County Detective Brittany Gilleland at (706) 935-2424.

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