Harford sheriff's office seeks leads to mother of baby left in Fallston

March 05, 1997|By Lisa Respers | Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF

Despite enlisting the help of a criminal profiler, the Harford County Sheriff's Office has no leads to the identity of the woman who left a 9-pound, 21-inch baby boy wrapped in bedsheets on the front seat of a van in Fallston on Feb. 11.

Yesterday, Lt. Sam Bowerman, a criminal profiler with the Baltimore County Police Department, joined Harford sheriffs and the Harford County Department of Social Services to plead with the mother to come forward.

"Initial reports would paint this mother as a very uncaring person. But in her eyes, she probably did what she believed to be the best thing for the baby," Bowerman said. "Now, we are asking her to consider that baby's future and contact officials so we can get her the help she needs."

Police said they believe the mother is a young, white woman, who might have little support from her family.

The baby is healthy and living with a foster family, officials said yesterday. Concern is being focused on making sure the mother's health is not in jeopardy.

"I am not doing this to get an arrest," said Sgt. Randy Taylor, the lead investigator for the sheriff's office, who added that police have extended their search into Cecil County and parts of Pennsylvania. "We really want to find this baby's mother and help her."

Pub Date: 3/05/97

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