Charges Filed After Investigation Into Infant Suffering Frostbite

Charges have been filed, and more information is being released after an early February incident that left an infant suffering alone in the cold.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Office was called to the area of 250 W. and 500 S. in Starke County on February 5th. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the call notified authorities of a vehicle accident.

No driver was located at the scene, but a small child was found in a car seat in the back of the vehicle. The infant was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital to be treated for frostbite.

Events leading to the infant’s discovery have not been made available to the public.

An investigation was conducted by the Starke County Sheriff’s Department and Prosecutor’s Office. The mother of the child: 24-year-old Shayna Madison of North Judson has been charged in the case.

She will face a single count of Neglect of a Dependant, a Level 5 Felony.

The baby has since been released to the Department of Child Services.