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N.H. man arrested in connection with baby born in tent and left in freezing temperatures

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A man has been taken into custody about two weeks after a woman gave birth in the woods and allegedly misled police about the newborn’s location.

On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Manchester Police Department officers arrested 45-year-old George Theberge on charges of tampering with witnesses, reckless conduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. Theberge was allegedly with Alexandra Eckersley when she had a baby in a tent Dec. 26. Police said the temperature at the time of the child’s birth was about 15 degrees, and the newborn was left alone in the tent for over an hour.

Eckersley has already been arrested and charged.

According to Eckersley’s arrest affidavit, Eckersley called police Dec. 26 at 12:06 a.m. to report she had just given birth. Manchester Police officers arrived as other paramedics were searching for the child, who had been left alone for a “significant amount of time.”

Eckersley was reportedly in one of the ambulances with “obvious signs of bleeding from her body.”

The affidavit says Eckersley led an officer to an area near a baseball diamond in an attempt to locate the newborn, but the police officer believed she “had no idea where the child may be.”

The officer requested a drone to help find the baby because the temperature was below freezing. First responders said it was “critical that the child be found quickly” because the baby “would likely be very small, possibly nonviable.”

Eckersley reportedly told police she didn’t even know she was pregnant, and she left the child because she “did not know what to do.” She said she was with her boyfriend, George, but did not know his last name. One of Eckersley’s friends, however, told police she spoke with Eckersley a

A man has been taken into custody about two weeks after a woman gave birth in the woods and allegedly misled police about the newborn’s location. On Wednesday, Jan. 11, Manchester Police Department officers arrested 45-year-old George Theberge on charges of tampering with witnesses, reckless conduct, and endangering the welfare of a child. Theberge was allegedly with Alexandra Eckersley when she had a baby in a tent Dec. 26.

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