Monday, June 22, 2009
Newborn found in Shoebox in Lobby of Long Island Apartment Building
The tiny girl was less than a day old when she was discovered by a man who heard a noise and peeked inside a Timberland work boots box Sunday evening.
Even though the baby appeared to be in good health, police are hunting for the mother, who will face child abandonment charges.
She was wrapped in a blanket with elephants on it and wearing a white hat. The umbilical cord was still attached to the baby and was tied off with dental floss.
Police say the new mom showed she cared about the infant by dressing her and leaving her in a spot where she would be found.
"She must have been concerned about this child," said Timothy Jaccard, a police technician who responded to the scene. "(The baby) was left to be found. She was prepared properly."What a terrible way to enter the world. So any babies being abandoned lately. Almost an epidemic.