'Baby June' may have drifted up from Broward County: PBSO

Sketch of what the baby found dead in the Boynton Beach Inlet may have looked like at birth. (PBSO)

The search for the parents of an unidentified baby girl widens, now spanning two counties.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the unidentified baby girl, who is now being called "Baby June, was found dead in the Boynton Beach Inlet may have floated up from as far south as Broward County.

An off-duty firefighter spotted the baby floating in the water last Friday, June 1.

“I stand here before you today asking for Broward County‘s assistance, especially the public baby in identifying the baby and her parents,” Capt. Steven Strivelli said in a press conference.

The SVU division of PBSO believes Baby June was between 4-7 days old and was floating in the ocean for six to 18 hours before being discovered. It's not yet clear as to how the baby ended up in the water.

“We’re continuing to work on this," Strivelli said. "This a morning noon and night venture and we’re working with other agencies, we’re doing a lot."

According to the sheriff's office, the baby has been confirmed to be neither Caucasian nor Asian, and may be of mixed race, black or Hispanic.

Based on a report from the Department of Children and Families, the baby may have been born at a hospital because of a prick in her heel. However, the sheriff's office said the baby girl could've been born at a private birthing center and brought to a doctor, where she would've received similar tests.

As the scope of the investigation expanded, the sheriff's office opened a hotline for people to call with information in an attempt to identify the baby girl and locate her parents.

“We desperately need to talk to you," Strivelli said. "We need to find out what happened. We’re not going to go anywhere, we’re here to figure out what happened."

The hotline number is 561-688-4155.

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