Missing North Dakota Infant Found Dead


An autopsy has been ordered in the death of a 4 month old infant boy, the child’s body found Saturday following a 48 hour search near Woodworth in North Dakota’s Stutsman County.

Volunteers began searching after the child’s mother, Justice Lang, of Carrington, was found walking in the area by a area land owner who drove her to the home of a family member early Friday. Family called police after Lang said she could not remember the previous four days or where her child was.

Searchers quickly located the pickup and set up a perimeter, but it took until Saturday to locate the body of the infant, found near a slough some two miles from the vehicle.

Police had been looking for Lang since family requested a welfare check and reported a stolen pickup last Monday.

Justice Lang was taken to a Fargo Area Hospital Friday and admitted for treatment.

30 people from 8 agencies were involved in the search, conditions made difficult in 90 degree heat and dense vegetation.

Officials said it was a “tough day” and a “bad outcome” but were happy to get some closure for the family.

Any charges are pending the Medical Examiners findings.


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