It's still unclear whether the post was real or a hoax

By Harriet Sokmensuer
November 26, 2019 03:48 PM
Craigslist

Florida authorities are trying to identify the person who posted an ad on Craigslist that appears to be selling a newborn baby for $500.

“Baby is 2 weeks old. It sleeps, don’t make noise at night,” the ad read, according to the Miami Herald. “Formula and clothes will give it to you. Can give you the baby 4 year old sister for free.”

The ad continued: “I live in a quiet influential neighborhood. I work for the department of children and families. I don’t wanna be judged for not wanting these kids.”

On Friday, the state’s Department of Law Enforcement launched a probe shortly after the ad was posted, WPTV and WKMG report. Since then, investigators have interviewed one woman they suspect to have posted the ad, but she denied any involvement.

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Investigators are awaiting computer records to help locate the person behind the post. It’s still unclear whether the post was real or a hoax.

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