Johnson County chilly scenario: New child baby identified dead in 2001

Detectives are nonetheless hunting for the mother of Angel Infant Doe, who was discovered lifeless on the facet of the road in 2001.

JOHNSON COUNTY, Texas — Johnson County officers haven’t presented up on resolving a 20-year-old chilly case. 

Detectives are however looking for the mom of Angel Infant Doe, who was identified lifeless on the side of the street in 2001, and however hope to get justice for the newborn.

Detective Steve Shaw of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department can’t overlook this situation.

“What appeared like a pink blanket. I couldn’t notify what was less than it, until finally i appeared beneath, there was a baby,” explained Shaw.

On Nov. 18, 2001, the baby’s body was uncovered in the middle of pasture, on Briar Oaks Road in Johnson County.

A guy named “Johnny Riddle” who lived down the street known as police.

“He was on his way to Walmart and on the lookout for cans much too, and just observed that blanket,” claimed Shaw.

All these a long time later on, detectives took us to wherever the little one was observed.

“You really don’t count on to locate a new born toddler just dumped on the facet of the road.

The highway has considering that shut down, for the reason that there was so substantially illegal dumping going on. Back again then, detectives gathered a smashed crucial fob, a spit cup, and a coke bottle, hoping for any DNA.

“We have a hit on who the mother is and the mother’s DNA,” explained Shaw.

But detectives cannot remedy the circumstance outside of that.

“We’ve interviewed a ton of people. We have obtained DNA and swabs off of several folks,” mentioned Shaw.

Angel Newborn Doe would be 20 many years outdated now. She’s buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery.

“That little one justifies a name on her memorial. Not Angel Newborn Doe,” said Shaw.

Authorities are now asking the general public for aid to bring justice for Infant Doe.

Anyone with info connected to this situation is inspired to get hold of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Place of work at 817-556-6058, or [email protected]

Texas’ Risk-free Haven Regulation, which was enacted in 1999, permits parents to drop off an toddler 60 times outdated or young at a risk-free location — a hospital, fire station, EMS station, or freestanding ER — if they truly feel they can’t take care of their baby.

Go right here for additional details about Texas’ Safe Haven Regulation.