04-28-2009, 01:39 PM #1
TX - Travis Co., LIVING Baby Girl, 2 mos, left at fire station, Apr'09
I didn't see a thread for this little one. If there is one, hopefully the mods will merge or delete this one.
Texas Missing Persons Clearinghouse Online Bulletin
Unidentified Person's Details
Date Picture Updated: 4/27/2009
Case Number: U0904001
Agency: Travis County Sheriff's Office
Date Found: 4/18/2009
Estimated Date of Death: Unknown
Cause of Death: N/A (Living)
Height: 1' 11" - 1' 11"
Weight: 10 lbs. - 10 lbs.
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
State Found: Texas
Country Found: USA
Miscellaneous: Baby approximately 2 months old was left at a fire station in western Travis county . The child's possible first name is Monica. The baby has a Mongolian spot on her tailbone.
You can contact the Missing Persons Clearinghouse at :
Missing Persons Clearinghouse
Texas Department of Public Safety
P O Box 4087
Austin, Texas 78773-0422
Phone: (512) 424-5074
Helpline: (800) 346-3243
Last edited by CarlK90245; 03-14-2013 at 01:12 AM.
04-28-2009, 01:57 PM #2
Thank God they left her at the Fire Station. She is so beautiful. I hope mommy is not dead somewhere.
04-28-2009, 02:03 PM #3
I thought there was some kind of child abandonment law that stated that a parent could abandon a child at police and fire stations, without fear of legal trouble.
Would actively trying to find this childs mother be defeating this purpose?
04-28-2009, 03:10 PM #4First of all, I would question whether the baby was handed to a person at the fire department or was the baby just left there? Also, the laws for being able to abandon your child at a hospital or fire station, etc. states the child must be under 30 days old. They are estimating the baby found was 2 months at the time she was left at the station.
One idea: soften laws prosecuting mothers for child abandonment, as long as they take the child to a designated safe place. This is what the Texas State Legislature did in September 1999, after 13 abandoned babies were found in the Houston area in a 10-month period. While baby abandonment is still prosecutable in the state, the new law offers an affirmative defense to the woman who goes to a hospital or fire station and hands her baby to an emergency medical services provider, as long as the baby has not been abused and is less than 30 days old.
04-28-2009, 03:27 PM #5
bless her sweet little heart.
maybe they are looking for family to take her to avoid foster care.Bless the beasts and the children
For in this world they have no voice,
They have no choice.
Iíve gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, keep me here.
04-28-2009, 03:53 PM #6
If she has a mongolian spot on her tailbone, she is most likely biracial...what a beautiful baby. I hope they find someone to adopt her who will love her and treat her right.Happy New Years
10-01-2012, 05:09 PM #7
11-25-2014, 04:58 AM #8Registered User
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Has this beautiful baby been identified? Shes adorable!
11-25-2014, 06:46 AM #9Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......
11-25-2014, 11:17 AM #10Registered User
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Mongolian spots are much more common in certain populations such as Asians but they do affect people from a lot of races. Wikipedia says that 5-10% of Caucasians have Mongolian spots for example. I knew of their existence because a know people who have adopted children from Korea where they have been warned about these spots and that they are not a sign of abuse but I actually didn't know that they exist among white babies as well.
11-25-2014, 12:31 PM #11Registered User
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I honestly think whoever left the baby at the station did the right thing. They apparently knew they couldn't take care of the little girl. But at least now not only is she still alive, she's being cared for.
11-25-2014, 05:11 PM #12Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......
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