A sketch artist lends her talents in attempt to portray what parents of baby discarded in plastic bag might look like
Harris County Sheriff's Deputies have some basic sketches to work with, as they look for the parents of a newborn girl who was abandoned. She was left at an apartment complex in the 11000 block of Grant Road in Cypress last Tuesday. A woman walking her dog found the baby in a plastic bag.
"I saw her face and I was imagining her as an adult female; it's easy for me to do that. And then it dawned on me, 'wow, why don't I draw what she looks like as an adult.'"
Sketch artist Lois Gibson says she looked at pictures of the child known as "Baby Chloe" and developed the facial features her parents might have:
"I've done one-year old and two-year old babies and made them look 31 and 32 - and got them returned to their long-lost sisters. And they looked like the pictures that I guessed what these babies would look like."
Gibson tells our TV partner Local-2 she hopes the pictures will help locate the parents. Chloe was found wrapped in a grocery bag outside a Cypress apartment complex last week. She was taken to the hospital, and is now with a foster family.
Child welfare officials say those parents may face criminal charges, but they'd also like to know the baby's medical history for her future adoptive parents.
The baby, who is currently in custody of Child Protective Services, is doing fine.
Anyone with information as to the parent’s identification and/or location is urged to call the HCSO Crimes Against Children Unit at 713-830-3250 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).