911 call reveals moments after baby found in creek

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INDIANAPOLIS – Newly released 911 audio reveals that the body of the baby boy found in an east side creek Sunday was in poor shape when a man discovered it.

In the recording, the caller, who lives in a home on the 1400 block of Gibson Avenue, sounds as if he can hardly believe what he has discovered.

“I have a ditch out back and I believe there’s a baby out there dead,” he told the 911 operator. “I can make the head and the arms and the feet, and I’ve got turkey buzzards and hawks flying around out here in back.”

A few moments later, the operator asked the caller if he is sure he has found a baby. He replied, “A baby’s body! Yes!”

The rest of the 911 call is too graphic to share.

Detectives are working leads and tips they have received from the community. They have also branched out their search for the mother to nearby neighborhoods, asking residents if they have seen anyone pregnant recently.

“Yesterday they were out an about in the neighborhood talking to some people and today it’s just a little bit more of the same,” said Sgt. Linda Jackson.

Autopsy results to determine the child’s cause of death are also pending.

If you have any information regarding this case or the identity or whereabouts of the boy’s mother, please contact IMPD at 317-327-3475 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477.


  • Nycole

    I simply can not understand how people can just kill their babies! I would love to be able to have kids but unfortunatly i can't. People really need to think before they go having sex.

  • cate

    A stillborn is one thing, but if murder then there's no excuse for this, especially with all the outs available. No baby should die and be tossed away just because she was "scared". What a vile person and please don't call this piece of trash a mother, that's an insult to us real mothers and those who wish to become one. Rot you baby killer.

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