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UPDATED: Mason City police seek help locating new born baby

From the MCPD Tuesday evening, January 10th: “Unfortunately, there is no new information at this time.”


Mason City police are asking for assistance from the public in locating a new born baby.

Lt. Ron Vande Weerd told that police were called to the IowaWorks office, located at 600 south Pierce Avenue, on Friday, January 7th to investigate an umbilical cord and placenta found in a restroom by cleaning staff. No baby was found and police proceeded to search and investigate the situation.

Vande Weerd says the mother was identified as Chanel Hanley, 19 years old, from Charles City and is not cooperative at this time.

The baby is pre-mature (about 29-32 weeks) and about 3 pounds.

Police are still searching the  area and are asking for the public’s help or information.  Please call the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636 with any information.

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