UPDATE: Missing 4-month-old baby found dead in North Dakota
The body of the 4-month-old baby boy that Carrington police have been looking for since Monday, was found Saturday afternoon, according to Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser. The child was found in some reeds in Stutsman County by some people walking by around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Family has been notified.
Carrington Police had been looking for 25-year-old Justice Lange and son due to several warrants out for Lange, along with conducting a welfare check on her 4-month old son. The vehicle she was driving was marked stolen in an attempt to locate her and the baby.
The baby's mother and the vehicle were found in the rural Woodworth area Friday morning.
She was taken to a hospital in Carrington and then transported to a hospital in Fargo for unknown injuries. She’s now being held on warrants out of Carrington.
The vehicle she was driving was located about two miles away from where Lange was found by the North Dakota Highway Patrol plane. Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser says Lange told authorities the last time she had seen her son was near a slough in the area where the vehicle was found, but was unsure when that was.
The Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office, along with Carrington Police, Foster County Sheriff’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol, federal Game and Fish and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation spent Friday afternoon searching the slough where Lange says she last saw the child.