Newborn baby’s foot found near White Plains

Authorities rope off a portion of this property located at 1670 Chester Road with crime scene tape as they investigate the discovery of a newborn baby's foot near White Plains. 

Several law enforcement agencies were on the scene Thursday as the investigation continues.


Investigators with the Greene County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are currently investigating the discovery of the remains of a newborn baby off Chester Road in the White Plains area of Greene County. 


A family dog brought home what residents at 1670 Chester Road suspected was a small foot Tuesday, May 15. Someone from the home called 911 at approximately 6:30 p.m. The Sheriff’s Office responded and sent the foot off to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta, where it was identified as from a recently born, full-term baby which had been out in the elements for up to three days. Tissue on the foot was damaged to the extent that the infant’s race could not be identified.

The sheriff’s department began searching an extensive area with the help of cadaver dogs. Investigators are currently conducting interviews and are attempting to locate anyone who might have information concerning this incident. 


There are a lot of unknown factors in the case, according to Coroner Jeff Smith. For instance, investigators do not know if the dog that found the body part had contact with the rest of the body or if another animal was responsible for the placement of the foot, Smith said.

If anyone has any information concerning this incident, please call the Greene County Sheriff's Office at 706-453-3351 or an anonymous tip can be left at the Greene County Crimestoppers Tipline at 706-453-3366.



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