Mother, boyfriend not believed to have taken drugs before baby…
The Miami Police Department is changing its tune about circumstances involving a 2-month-old baby girl who was found on the side of a road Monday after a car crash, saying that the baby’s mother and.
MIAMI – The Miami Police Department is changing its tune about circumstances involving a 2-month-old baby girl who was found on the side of a road Monday after a car crash, saying that the baby’s mother and her boyfriend are not believed to have been on drugs.
Police initially posted photos of officers holding and feeding the child, and said that the couple possibly overdosed on heroin.
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But police told Local 10 News reporter Michael Seiden on Tuesday that the incident is no longer being investigated by their department, because detectives don’t believe that drugs, including heroin, played a role in the crash.
The crash was reported about 1 p.m. Monday in the area of Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest 20th Street.
Authorities said the baby was found in her car seat on the side of the road, and her mother was lying nearby. The mother’s boyfriend was unconscious inside the car, authorities said.
“The child appeared to be somewhat awake, but very hot, very sweaty,” Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said.
Police said the couple might have experienced a medical issue.
The 2-month-old baby was taken to a fire station by officers and was turned over to the Department of Children and Families.
Police said the case is now in the hands of DCF. The baby is expected to remain in DCF custody until a shelter hearing takes place.
The identities and conditions of the mother and boyfriend have not been released, but a family friend told Local 10 News Monday afternoon that the woman was conscious at Jackson Memorial Hospital and talking.
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