Few leads in probe of dead baby girl found near Wheaton

  • Patrol volunteers with DuPage County Sheriff hand out fliers to cars at the intersection of Plamondon Road and Orchard Road in Wheaton, asking for information about a baby that was found dead in the area on Monday.

      Patrol volunteers with DuPage County Sheriff hand out fliers to cars at the intersection of Plamondon Road and Orchard Road in Wheaton, asking for information about a baby that was found dead in the area on Monday. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 8/17/2016 5:24 PM

The search continued Wednesday for the mother of a baby girl found dead Monday near Wheaton, but officials remained mum about progress -- or lack of it -- in the investigation by the DuPage County sheriff's department.

Sources with knowledge of the probe, however, said deputies have few leads. They believe the mother may be familiar with the area, however, because the baby was left at an isolated location along Plamondon Road in an unincorporated area northwest of Danada.

 

Sheriff's officials confirmed Wednesday evening that the baby girl was born full-term and "appears to be white, Hispanic or Asian." They also said a brown toilet lid cover and brown bathmat were found at the scene.

Sources also have said DNA and other tests have been performed in an effort to identify the newborn's mother. Sheriff's deputies distributed fliers Tuesday evening near the spot where the baby's body was discovered by a landscaping crew.

Although the mother may face criminal charges, authorities said she also may be in need of medical attention.

Anyone with information is urged to call the sheriff's department at (630) 407-2400.

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