Abandoned Baby found in Ocala
Ocala Police say around 5pm Saturday, they were called out to the area of NW 24th avenue and 17th street in response to a baby girl being found in a box. An area resident was leaving his home, when he saw a box sitting on the corner. When he took a closer look he saw a hand reaching out. The residents cared for the baby girl until police could arrive. She was covered with ants on her body and face.
An area resident, Patricia Kinsler said,"If they can stop on the corner and put her down there, they could have easily came and put her on my porch or any bodies porch. They didn't have to leave her down there like that".
The baby girl is in doing ok and is in D-C-F custody. Police are still investigating and say this is a very serious charge of child neglect.
They are looking for a grey pickup truck with a white top that may have been in the area around 7:30pm on Friday. If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call police.
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