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Abandoned newborn discovered in south Forsyth
Daves Creek

In what authorities are calling an "Act of God," on Thursday night a newborn baby girl was discovered abandoned and unharmed along an isolated stretch of road in south Forsyth. 

According to Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman, at about 10 p.m. local residents found the child wrapped in a plastic bag, in the wood line along Daves Creek Road. Freeman said that the residents heard a baby crying in the woods and chose to investigate, potentially "saving the child's life." 

Once deputies arrived on scene, the newborn was quickly taken to a local hospital and is in a stable condition, he said.  

The sheriff's office believes that the child was intentionally abandoned, Freeman said, and detectives are trying to identify and locate the child's mother, to check on her condition and find out why the child was abandoned.          

Freeman said that anyone with any information on this incident should call the sheriff's office's non-emergency line at 770-781-3087. 

This story will be updated.