Woman Arrested for Leaving 9-Month-Old in Fort Wayne Hotel

PIERECTON, Ind. (WOWO): A woman found asleep behind the wheel of her van in Kosciusko County, is facing multiple charges after leaving her baby inside a hotel room in Fort Wayne.

Tuesday morning, Pierceton Police found 20-year-old Rachel Stevens, asleep in a van at a gas pump on State Road 13 near U.S. 30. They say they also found illegal drugs inside the vehicle. During the investigation, police discovered Stevens had left her 9-month-old daughter in a hotel room in Fort Wayne, but Stevens couldn’t identify the person she left the child with. She did, however, know the hotel and room number.

The room was found empty, but police were able to make contact with the man caring for the baby. The child was not harmed and was turned over to the Department of Child Services.

Stevens is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail.