GA: Video released shows deputies save baby wrapped in plastic bag

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (CNN) –  “Oh, look at you sweetheart, oh, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.”

That’s Forsyth County Deputy Sheriff Terry Roper opening up a plastic bag containing a newborn baby.

The whole thing was captured on his body camera.

Neighbor Alan Regatz and his children first heard her crying in the woods and called 911.

“How did you hear it?”

“We heard it from our house.”

Even as EMTs arrived to treat the infant now named baby India, you can hear Deputy Roper trying to comfort her.

“Baby girl? Yeah, she’s a sweetheart. She’s a sweetheart.”

Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman talked about the video. He says Deputy Roper has two kids and knew how to comfort the hours-old baby.

“He’s a dad, he’s a good deputy, and a good man more importantly. He went into dad mode.”

Freeman released the video to encourage anyone with information on who abandoned baby India to come forward.

While it’s a criminal investigation, the mother may not be charged, depending on her circumstances.

Freeman thanked everyone who helped find and care for the baby. He says baby India is healthy and in foster care.

Anyone with information about the mother, can call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

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(This story was originally published on June 25, 2019)

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