A pink ‘I’m Sorry’ balloon marks the spot where a deceased newborn baby was found along SE North Bend Way, only two block from the intersection of Meadowbrook Way that leads to the entrance of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.
Police are asking for the public’s help as they work to track down the parents of the baby. They say someone must know something about a pregnant woman – who is no longer pregnant, with no baby in sight.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, King County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call where a witness reported finding a dead baby in a wooded area about a mile from the Snoqualmie Casino.
Police received the call around 2:15PM, and responded to the area of SE North Bend Way between the intersections of SE Meadowbrook Way and 394th PL SE, near the Kimball Creek Bridge. The newborn was discovered by a passerby, according to King County Sheriffs Office Sergeant Cindi West. Detectives say the baby appeared to have been full-term, with the umbilical cord still attached.
On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the King County Sheriffs Office released a photo of a towel found with the deceased baby. They are hoping someone will recognize it and call with information that will help with 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 – and is part of the Target brand, Home Collection.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311, 24 hours a day, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.