Man Wanted In Connection To Baby's Birth In Woods Of Manchester, N.H.

Photo: Courtesy of the Manchester, N.H. Police Department.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the birth of a baby out in the frigid wilderness.

Police say 45-year-old George Theberge of Manchester is believed to have been present when Alexandra Eckersley gave birth in a tent on the West Side of Manchester. At the time of the baby's birth on December 26, the outside temperature in the area was less than 20 degrees.

The baby was left alone in the tent for more than an hour before police were able to locate the infant, officials said.

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Theberge is wanted on charges of Tampering with Witnesses, Reckless Conduct and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Anyone with information related to Theberge's whereabouts has been urged to contact the Manchester Police Department.

The mother, 26-year-old Alexandra Eckersley, was charged with Felony — Reckless Conduct in connection to the incident after she allegedly led police to the wrong location, away from where her baby was despite knowing he was in the tent.

According to a family statement to WBZ-TV, Eckersley is the daughter of Red Sox legend Dennis Eckersley and has been living on the streets and woods of New Hampshire for the last six years. The Eckersley family goes on to say that they have begun the legal process to secure guardianship for the baby.

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