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GBI still working to identify remains after dog brings home dead baby’s foot

Written by: E. George

Published September 23, 2023 @ 9:30 PM ET

GREENE COUNTY, Ga. – Five years after a family’s dog returned home with a baby’s foot in its mouth, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still working to identify the infant and resolve the case. The dog discovered the remains in White Plains, Georgia, in 2018.

At the time of the incident, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office contacted the GBI for assistance. They sent the baby’s foot to the GBI Crime Laboratory for DNA extraction and to try to determine the gender.

Special agent in charge of the Milledgeville GBI office Mary Chandler told the Union-Recorder, “We have looked into many different leads and avenues and sent a lot of things to our crime lab to check it for DNA testing to see if it matches to the DNA of other people who may have been related to this baby.”

Chandler said teams are in the process of identifying the cause of death and the child’s mother. She revealed that difficulties arose because several individuals they need to interview are located outside the United States.

This investigation remains ongoing. Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding this active case please contact the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 706-45