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Posted: March 31, 2017 10:01 a.m.

Investigators interview toddler’s mother

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A toddler was located on the side of Highway 11 in Newton County Thursday afternoon, according to NCSO. (Submitted Photo | The Covington News)

UPDATE, March 31 3:15 p.m.: NCSO investigators are asking anyone who was in the area of Highway 11 and Patrick Road yesterday afternoon who may have seen any suspicious activity to contact NCSO Cpl. Wade Freeman at (678)625-1445, wfreeman@newtonsheriffga.org  or by leaving an anonymous tip at newtonsheriffga.org.

According to Sgt. Morrison, any information, no matter how minor it may seem, could provide details needed to further the investigation.  This is an open, ongoing investigation and no arrests have been made.

"We need to find justice for this precious baby as he cannot speak for himself," Morrison said.

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Investigators with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) have interviewed the mother of the toddler found yesterday on the side of Ga. Highway 11 near Patrick Road in Newton County.

According to a statement from NCSO Public Information Officer Sgt. Cortney Morrison, investigators interviewed the mother during the early morning hours Friday attempting to figure out exactly how and why the baby ended up on the side of the road March 30 around 5:30 – 6 p.m. They are also reportedly trying to find out who was responsible for caring for the child during that time.

Morrison said the lead investigator will be re-interviewing the mother later today as all attempts are made to verify her story. So far, Morrison said, no charges have been filed in the case.

The Covington News will provide updates as they become available. 

Related stories:

- CHILD IN CAR SEAT FOUND ON SIDE OF HWY-11: http://www.covnews.com/section/101/article/203235/

- TODDLER'S MOTHER LOCATED: http://www.covnews.com/section/1/article/203223/

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