Woman flees hospital while on furlough from LaPorte jail to deliver baby, police say

Natasha Peters. 29

Police are searching for a 29-year-old woman who they say fled a South Bend, Ind., hospital Saturday while on a furlough from the LaPorte County Jail to give birth to her child.

Police said Natasha Peters was transported to South Bend Memorial Hospital last Monday due to having a high-risk child birth. She gave birth to the child Wednesday. At some point Saturday, she fled the hospital. Investigators are working to determine if she left alone or with someone else. She did not take the child when she fled and the baby remains at the hospital.

Peters had been incarcerated after she had been arrested for armed robbery in June of this year.

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