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Las Vegas police looking for mother of abandoned newborn

Posted at 8:02 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 18:05:00-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are looking for the mother of an abandoned newborn.

The child was found on Nov. 29 at an apartment complex in the 1900 block of North Jones Boulevard near West Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police said on Sunday afternoon a family heard a baby crying outside in this complex.

Two children went outside to figure out where the crying was coming from and that’s when they discovered a 1-day-old newborn baby girl inside a trash bag in the bushes with the umbilical cord still attached to her.

The kids took the baby inside their home where the family then called police.

Police reminded all residents of the the Safe Haven Infant Protection Act, which allows a parent to surrender his or her infant with no fear of arrest or prosecution.

Police said no names or records are required. You are allowed by law to drop your infant off to a hospital, fires station, medical facility or police department.

The baby was transported to University Medical Center and is stable at this time.

Detectives from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Abuse/Neglect Detail are asking for the public’s help in finding the mother.

A press conference is being held by LVMPD at 10 a.m. Tuesday.