Whitewater Police Investigate Newborn Found Deceased

Editor’s note: The following press release was received from the Whitewater Police Department.

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, at 11:12 a.m., Whitewater Police and EMS responded to the area of Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park at 755 N. Tratt St. for a report of a deceased newborn located in a field. This is an ongoing investigation, and no additional information will be released at this time.

Whitewater Police are seeking any information that may assist in the investigation. Anyone with information should
contact the Whitewater Police Department at 262-473-0555 option #4, or email our Detective Bureau directly at
jbrock@whitewater-wi.gov (Detective Justin Brock) and aheilberger@whitewater-wi.gov (Detective Anthony Heilberger).
Anonymous tips may also be shared using P3Tips.com.

The Whitewater Police Department also wants to ensure the public is aware of the Safe Haven for Newborns legislation
(Wis. Stat. 48.195). This law guarantees the rights of parents relinquishing custody of newborn babies, 72 hours old and
younger, anonymously and confidentially. Newborns can be relinquished to a law enforcement officer, emergency medical
services practitioner, or hospital staff member without fear of legal consequences.

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