Parent profiles created in Winona Co. baby-in-river investigation

WINONA, Minn. — State investigators have created genetic profiles of the parents of a newborn girl whose body was found in the Mississippi River south of Winona.

The girl’s body was found September 5 in the river near the Pla-Mor Campground, about six miles south of Winona.

Special Agent Drew Evans with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) tells News 8 the girl was in the water for what appears to be less than a day.

Evans says medical examiners have not determined the girl’s cause of death, but that could change, depending on the course of the investigation.

The parent profiles that have been created will be matched to law enforcement databases, and could lead to the identity of the girl’s parents.

Anyone with information should contact the Winona County Sheriff’s Department at 507-457-6530.