Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 11, 2013

Police locate mother of newborn twins that were abandoned at hospital

WELCH — The West Virginia State Police have identified the mother of the twin infants who were dropped off at Welch Community Hospital on June 26. Sgt. J.S. McCarty, assistant commander of the Welch Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, said the woman who took the twins to the hospital is actually their mother.

According to McCarty, the Mingo County woman, who he did not identify, told state police that she already has children and did not think she could care for the twins. “She knew that the hospital would take care of them,” McCarty said.

McCarty said that there are no criminal charges pending and the twins remain in the custody of Child Protective Services.

For additional details on this story and more news, see Friday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.


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