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Update 1/5/2022: On January 4, 2022, the Troopers Alaska Bureau of Investigation Fairbanks Major Crimes Unit identified and located the juvenile mother of the child that had been abandoned at the intersection of Dolphin Way and Chena Point Avenue in Fairbanks on New Year’s Eve. Troopers transported the juvenile mother to a Fairbanks area hospital for evaluation and medical care. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the baby being abandoned is ongoing, and no criminal charges have been filed at this time. The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank our partners at Interior Alaska center for Non-Violent Living (IAC), Stevie’s Place, and FMH Forensic Nursing for the critical resources they provide, as well as the countless Alaskans that submitted tips in an effort to resolve this case and protect the wellbeing of the baby and mother.
Update 1/4/2022: The child known as Teshawn from the note that was in the cardboard box with him, continues to be in good health and is in the care of the Office of Children’s Services (OCS). Alaska State Troopers are diligently seeking to identify the parents of the child and are following any and all leads. While the note mentions that the parents lived on Cormorant St., Troopers are asking the public to keep in mind the possibility that the baby came from a different location in the Fairbanks area. Troopers are in the process of submitting the child’s DNA as part of the ongoing efforts to determine immediate family. Anyone with information is asked to contact Alaska State Troopers in Fairbanks by calling 907-451-5100 or submit a tip anonymously through the AKTips smartphone app. Or online at https://www.tip411.com/alerts/81442
On 12/31/21 at about 1400 hours, AST in Fairbanks received a report of a newborn child that was found abandoned in a cardboard box at the intersection of Dolphin Way and Chena Point Avenue. The child was alive and seemed to have been abandoned at the location recently. There was a note left with the child indicating the parent could not take care it. The child was transported by EMS to a local hospital and was found to be in good health. Alaska State Troopers are asking that anyone who may have information about this child, contact AST in Fairbanks by calling 907-451-5100 or submit a tip anonymously through the AKTips smartphone app.
Posted on 12/31/2021 5:38:22 PM by DPS\tjdespain