LINTON, Ind. (AP) — Police are investigating how a naked 2-year-old child ended up wandering around a state forest in southwestern Indiana.
The Greene County sheriff's department says a man driving on a gravel road at the Greene-Sullivan State Forest spotted the child who was covered in bug bites but otherwise unharmed.
Chief Deputy Michael Hasler tells WTHI-TV that the child's mother told investigators that the child had gotten away from their home nearly two miles away.
Hasler says child welfare officials are also investigating what happened before the child was found Friday in the rural area about 30 miles south of Terre Haute. No charges were immediately filed and police aren't releasing more information about the child.