Sunday, March 1, 2009
Abandoned Baby Left at Mid-City Hospital
On March 23, 2009, at about 12:15 p.m., Ron Lee Musgraves, the 38-year-old father of the abandoned baby, was arrested and booked for Child Abandonment. Musgraves had elicited the help of a friend to take Musgraves six month old baby inside Olympia Hospital and leave her there. Musgraves is being held on $20,000.00 bail.
March 1, 2009, 9:00 p.m., Wilshire Detectives are in the process of reuniting Baby Jane Doe with her mother. The circumstances are still under investigation, but the mother is not suspected of being involved with the abandonment.
Detectives have learned that Baby Doe’s mother took the baby for a weekend visit with the biological father. Less than a half hour after leaving the child with her father, she was dropped off at Olympia Hospital. The individual in the video is not the baby’s father and his identity is still being sought. The father has not yet been located or interviewed.
Detectives want to thank the media for their coverage of this story. It was through a television broadcast that the infant’s grandparents saw their granddaughter’s story and photographs, prompting them to call police.
Los Angeles: A baby was abandoned at Olympia Hospital by an unknown male. The LAPD is investigating the circumstances of the abandonment and attempting to locate the baby’s parents along with identifying the male that dropped the baby off.
On Saturday, February 28, 2009 at around 10:50 p.m., a male brought a six month old baby girl to Olympia Hospital, located at 5900 Olympic Boulevard, where he asked an employee to take care of the baby girl. The male left without further interaction with the employee. Los Angeles Police, Wilshire patrol officers responded to the hospital to investigate and take custody of the baby girl.
Wilshire Detectives are investigating the circumstances of the abandonment of the baby and are hoping by releasing a photo of the baby and the unknown male that dropped her off that someone might recognized him and or the baby and call the LAPD.
“Baby Jane Doe” at this time is in the care and custody of the Department of Family and Children Services.
“Baby Jane Doe” is described as a female African American approximately six months old. She has pierced ears and a birth mark on her lower back. She was wearing a white one piece baby outfit, with lavender colored stripe on the neck. The outfit has an orange and blue rainbow graphic on the chest. The baby was in a white ‘Cosco’ brand carrier with a light green cloth shade and pad, which had cartoon frogs printed on it. She was covered with a purple ‘Dora the Explorer’ blanket.
The unknown male that brought “Baby Jane Doe” to the hospital is described as an African American, 25-27 years old, 5’10” to 6’ in height and weighing 175 pounds. He was wearing a white striped shirt, blue basketball style shorts and white high top tennis shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wilshire Detectives at 213-922-8205. During off-hours calls may be directed to our 24-hour, toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7(527-247). Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web Tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD”. Tipsters may remain anonymous.
Photos of the baby and the unknown man are available through Media Relations 213-485-3586.