Police search for witnesses after baby found seriously injured

OPP are searching for witnesses after an 11-month-old baby boy was reportedly found seriously injured in the Birch Street area on March 20 in Orillia.

The baby was transported to a hospital in Orillia, police say, before being airlifted to Toronto.


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The infant, who police believe was wearing a lime green jacket and navy snow pants, between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on March 20, was being transported with three other young children to a school on George Street, officers say.

According to police, a care provider was transporting the children in a four-seat stroller when she was approached by two unidentified women who asked about the baby’s well-being.

These witnesses may hold important information and are asked to contact police, officers say.


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According to the OPP, the baby may have been in the following areas between March 19 and 20:

  • Gill Street
  • Peter Street North
  • Birch Street
  • Barrie Road
  • Lexington Avenue
  • Westmount Drive North
  • George Street

Anyone with information can contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stopper 1-800-222-8477 or submit an anonymous tip at p3tips.com, police say.

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