After 12 years, Georgia case of abandoned newborn run over by car still unsolved

LOGANVILLE, Ga. — Twelve years ago, a newborn baby was abandoned on the side of a road in Georgia then killed when he was run over by a car. Now, Walton County investigators are taking another look at the unsolved case, WGCL reported.

Investigators don’t know who left the baby boy on the side of the road. When it happened, detectives checked with schools and churches to find girls who were hiding a pregnancy, but all leads were dead ends.

The baby’s death may not have been an accident.

Investigators don’t know who ran over the baby, but they found clues that whoever did it may have done it on purpose due to the distance from the road the car would have had to go to hit the infant.

But Walton County homicide investigator Michael Rising said that person may not have known there was a baby inside.

“It was fairly easy to see, it stuck out like a sore thumb. I know people who see something along the road and they just want to run over it,” he said.

Wayne Baker told WGCL he remembers seeing the bag on the side of the road back in April 2004, but he didn’t think anything of it.

“I thought, ‘Oh my lord, that’s the bag I saw laying out there,’ and I kind of felt bad. And I didn’t stop to check it because I just thought it was trash,” he said.

The bag was a medical waste bag, Rising said. He said this could mean whoever left the baby there had help from someone who had access to a medical facility.

Rising said the baby was put in the bag shortly after he was born.

If you have information that could help crack the case, call the Walton County Sheriff at (770) 266-1558.