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Newborn baby discarded in woods near North Bend Way
King County Sheriff's deputies are seeking tips in the abandonment of a newborn in woods between North Bend and Snoqualmie on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Police received a 911 call around 2:15 p.m., and responded to the 38800 block of Southeast North Bend Way. The baby had died, and was in the woods near the Kimble Creek Bridge, about 10 feet away from the shoulder of North Bend Way, when it was found by a person walking nearby.
Detectives said the newborn baby appears to have been full term.
Update: Sheriff’s detectives have released a photo of a towel that was found with the baby. Detectives are hoping that someone will recognize the towel and call in with information that will help in the investigation.
Detectives said the towel is a full-size faded black bath towel with multiple color square patterns on one side and rectangles on the other side. The towel is a Target brand, Home Collection.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the King County Sheriff's Office at (206) 296-3311 (24 hour hotline) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS