Alaska State Troopers’ Alaska Bureau of Investigation Fairbanks Major Crimes Unit have identified and located the mother of the infant who had been abandoned at the intersection of Dolphin Way and Chena Point Avenue in Fairbanks on New Year’s Eve in bitter cold temperatures. The mother is a juvenile and has been taken to a Fairbanks hospital for evaluation and medical care.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding how the the newborn baby boy came to be abandoned in a cardboard box along the side of the road is ongoing, and no criminal charges have been filed yet, the Department of Public Safety said.
“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,” DPS wrote.
On Tuesday, DPS said the child known as Teshawn, so named in a 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. Troopers were following leads leads based on the statement in the note that said the mother lived on Cormorant Street.