Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

September 17, 2013

Newborn abandoned in Huntington in good health


Associated Press

HUNTINGTON — Police say a newborn left abandoned outside a Huntington home is in good health.

Detective Ted Backus tells media outlets the baby is in a hospital’s intensive care unit.

Backus says a woman opened her door Saturday to find the baby wrapped in a towel with a note asking to provide a good home.

The detective says the infant is in the ICU because its birth information and family history aren’t known.

Backus says a search is on for the baby’s mother to make sure she’s OK and that she wasn’t forced into abandoning the baby. No charges are planned.

The Department of Health and Human Resources says the baby will eventually be placed with a relative if one can be identified or in an approved foster or adoptive home.