Aurora Police Identify Woman Claiming To Be ‘Baby Doe’ Mother Found At RTA Bus Stop
AURORA, Ohio – The woman who claimed to be the mother of the unidentified “Baby Doe” found at a Cleveland bus station last week is currently being assessed at a Portage County hospital, and her identity was determined after authorities collected his DNA and fingerprints. , according to the Aurora Police Department.
Aurora Police in Portage County received several calls on Thursday reporting a woman walking on the pavement on State Route 43, according to a department statement. Officers responded and learned that the woman was the unidentified woman who originally claimed to be the mother of a baby who was picked up from an RTA stop at E. 105th Street and Superior Avenue in Cleveland on Saturday, July 17.
After interacting with her “for an extended period,” the police decided to see a doctor for the woman, the statement said. She was taken to Portage University Hospitals Medical Center for a medical evaluation.
Police continued to investigate the case Thursday evening and the following day, then obtained a search warrant for the woman’s DNA and fingerprints. The woman was positively identified and the information was provided to the Cleveland RTA Police.
As of Friday afternoon, RTA police are still investigating and “Baby Doe” remains safe in the custody of the Cuyahoga County Family and Child Services Department.
Law enforcement first met the woman shortly after the baby was discovered with Bennie M. Anderson, 67, at the RTA bus stop. She was seen recording the incident from across the street and approached the scene with a stroller that was wearing clothes. She told the police that she was the mother of the baby.
The woman then told police that she was Anderson’s husband and also said she was “the IRS.” When asked what the baby’s name was, the woman refused to answer and told police she “would need a federal warrant for this information.”
After telling police that she was the mother of the baby, police said the woman eventually gave them a name, but police said when they entered that name into the forces’ automated data system of order, it brought up a person who did not fit the description of this woman.
Police said the woman could not tell them which month the baby was born or the baby’s name.
It is not known what condition the woman was in when she was questioned by police, as the report says she said she claimed she was a doctor, IRS tax attorney, civil engineer and other professions. . She told the police that she had to breastfeed the baby because “the plastic bag in the bottle contains maggots”, and the police noted that the woman had called the child “baby” rather than “my baby”. “.
EMS told the woman they needed to assess the baby further and were able to take the baby to teaching hospitals for assessment.
Police named the woman as a person of interest on Tuesday, seeking to identify her for further questioning.
A female citizen contacted the Solon Police Department on Wednesday, saying she believed she saw a woman matching the RTA police’s description and photos of the woman at the bus stop on Saturday night.
The citizen told police that she saw the pictures of the woman in the newspapers and believed she had met the woman at the Solon Square shopping center. She told the dispatch that she appeared to be wearing the same clothes as in the photos provided by RTA police and was still with the empty stroller.
“It actually looks like she’s wearing the same clothes as in this photo. She’s alone with a stroller,” the caller said. “I swear it’s her because I’m looking at the same gray blanket that’s thrown over her stroller.”
The caller, who did not want to be identified, spoke to News 5 after calling the police.
“The story has taken me completely to heart because I am a mother of four young children,” she said.
Police arrived at the scene and the woman, who was not breaking any law, refused to identify herself to the authorities.
RTA police officers, as well as members of the Cuyahoga County Child and Family Services Department, also intervened at the scene, and after three hours of conversation with her, the woman continued to refuse to speak. identify herself and was released.
While they now know her identity, Aurora Police have not released this information to the public, and neither Aurora Police nor other law enforcement officials have confirmed that this woman is. , in fact, the baby’s mother.
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