House sitter speaks after dog finds baby girl’s body
OKLAHOMA CITY – Over the weekend the body of an infant was discovered in southeast Oklahoma City.
We now know the child was a girl.
As the Medical Examiner continues his investigation into the baby’s death, the house sitter who called police is now talking about the tragedy.
Right now, police are not even sure if a crime occurred or if the child was still-born.
Monday, the house sitter agreed to talk to our crew.
She said she wants to let everyone know what happened and that the dog who found the child would never hurt anyone.
The woman did not give us her name.
She said, regarding the child, “It was three to five pounds and was still very fresh.”
The little girl’s body was carried to the house sitter by “Luke,” a 6-year-old mixed breed dog.
She said, “He was carrying it just like a momma pup and layed it at my feet.”
Immediately she ran inside and called 911.
OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said, “We don’t know where the baby came from, if it was born in the area outside or if someone brought the baby out there to dispose of it.”
Right now police have more questions than answers.
The house sitter said she believes the dog was trying to help the baby girl by carrying it to the home.
The house sitter said, “I believe he found it, picked it up and brought it. There was no trauma you could tell he inflicted.”
Police searched all day Saturday for where the newborn’s body may have been left but were unable to find any clues.
Police said this is a reminder abandoning a baby is never the answer.
Nelson said, “If someone has a baby they don’t want, they can take the baby to a fire station or even a hospital, no questions asked.”
Police are hoping someone out there may know the mother and come forward with information.
If you can help, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers.
Right now the medical examiner is working to determine whether the child was born alive or still-born.