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Woman Heard Crying, Went Outside and Found Newborn

Infant is in stable condition after being abandoned

(Newser) - On Friday night, a Florida woman thought she was hearing cats yowling and fighting until around midnight. An hour and a half later, she thought she heard something else: the cries of an infant. She and her husband went out into the woods outside a Polk County mobile home park...

Hall of Famer Says Daughter Is Mentally Ill

26-year-old is charged with abandoning newborn in woods

(Newser) - Dennis Eckersley says that his daughter Alexandra, who police say abandoned her newborn in the woods, is mentally ill and that the family hopes "Allie now accepts the treatment she desperately needs." The Hall of Fame pitcher and his family said in a statement that they didn't...

Cops: MLB Star's Daughter Left Newborn in Woods

Police say Alexandra Eckersley misled them about where they could find the infant

(Newser) - A 26-year-old woman has been charged with several counts after police said she gave birth in the New Hampshire woods, abandoned the newborn in a tent, and misled them about where they could find the infant. The child now is hospitalized and doing well, a police spokesman said. Alexandra Eckersley,...

Couple Saves Injured Baby Allegedly Abandoned by Dad

Texas' McClain family found 9-month-old in their shed after man appeared to steal neighbor's truck

(Newser) - A Texas family got quite the surprise over the weekend after finding an infant in their backyard shed, amid troubling circumstances. Katharine and John McClain say they were awoken early Saturday by the loud sounds of a truck driving away from their neighbor's house on the outskirts of Livingston,...

Mom Who Left Baby in Woods in 1993 Convicted of Murder

Ohio's Gail Eastwood-Ritchey now faces life in prison in 'Geauga's Child' case

(Newser) - An Ohio woman who abandoned her newborn in the woods nearly 30 years ago was convicted of murder Monday and now faces up to life in prison. Gail Eastwood-Ritchey was "stoic" as the verdict was read in court, though one of her lawyers "widened his eyes, seeming stunned,...

They Took a 4-Degree Walk, Found an Abandoned Baby

A group of teen boys made the discovery

(Newser) - An abandoned baby likely owes its survival to a group of teens in Siberia who decided to take a walk together on Orthodox Christmas Day. The Mirror reports the group of boys came upon a box along a remote road Friday in temps that got as low as 4 degrees....

After the Plane Landed, Baby Found in Bathroom Trash Can

The child survived

(Newser) - Two stories of abandoned newborns made headlines over the holiday weekend:
  • A plane that departed Madagascar and arrived in Mauritius on Saturday underwent a routine customs check upon landing—with results that were anything but routine. The BBC reports the airport staff discovered a newborn baby in the trash can
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Cats Gathered Around Sewage Drain. Inside: a Newborn Girl

Girl named 'Pari' has been moved from Mumbai hospital to shelter

(Newser) - A newborn baby girl has found a home in a shelter in India after being pulled "from a drain where she was left to die," the BBC reports. Mumbai police said "neighborhood cats created a ruckus" before someone spotted the 5-day-old infant in the drain in a...

Her Life Began in a Plastic Bag. Now, Hopes for a 'Wonderful' Life

Hundreds want to adopt Baby India, an abandoned newborn found in Ga. woods earlier this month

(Newser) - Baby India had an admittedly rough start to life, but the newborn abandoned in the Georgia woods earlier this month is doing well and now has lots of people hoping to make her their own. The director of the state's Division of Family and Children Services tells the New ...

After Cries Heard in Woods, a Dramatic Rescue on Tape

Forsyth County officials release footage of discovery of newborn found in plastic bag

(Newser) - A Georgia sheriff released dramatic bodycam video Tuesday showing the rescue of a newborn girl who was found alive inside a plastic bag in the woods. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office made the video public in hopes that it will generate credible tips in the case. Authorities have been...

Newborn Found in 1993. Now, Murder Charges
New Development, Twist in
Mystery of 'Geauga's Child'
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New Development, Twist in Mystery of 'Geauga's Child'

Gail Eastwood-Ritchey charged with murder after DNA hunt

(Newser) - It's yet another cold case apparently cracked thanks to an ancestry website that collected people's DNA. This time, it involves a dead newborn found in a trash bag along an Ohio road in 1993. The baby's mother, 49-year-old Gail Eastwood-Ritchey, now faces murder charges, but the case...

Dad Thought Sounds Were an Animal. His Kids Said a Baby

The kids were right: Family finds newborn girl in plastic bag near their Georgia home

(Newser) - A Georgia dad and his kids made a startling find near their Forsyth County home last week: a newborn crammed into a plastic grocery bag, crying but alive. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports authorities are now searching for the mother of the little girl—named India by hospital staff—after Alan...

Baby Abandoned at Airport in 1986 Tracks Down Father
Baby Abandoned at Airport
in 1986 Tracks Down Father
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Baby Abandoned at Airport in 1986 Tracks Down Father

Steven Hydes also found his birth mother, but there's some sad news with that

(Newser) - "Gatwick Gary" has found his biological parents. It's the end of what the New York Daily News calls a "long and emotional journey" for 33-year-old Steven Hydes, a UK man who was discovered in 1986 as a 10-day-old newborn in the ladies' room at Gatwick Airport near...

Newborn Found in Middle of Road
Newborn Found
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Newborn Found in Middle of Road

She's expected to survive amid search for mom in California

(Newser) - It was dark, but Aurelio Fuentes Jr. could see the grass edging the roadside was frozen. In the middle of the road sat a squirming bundle; the 21-year-old could hear the screams over his car radio, turned low as he delivered newspapers in Madera Ranchos, Calif., early Monday, per the...

Cops: Woman Gave Birth in Amazon Facility, Threw Baby in Trash

Samantha Vivier told police she hadn't known she was pregnant

(Newser) - A "terribly sad" discovery in Arizona has led to the arrest of a woman for child abandonment. Samantha Vivier, 22, faces one count of unlawful disposal of human remains after she told police she gave birth in the bathroom of an Amazon warehouse she worked at in Phoenix, the...

After 6-Hour Search, Deputy Finds Baby in Woods

'This is what we call a miracle,' says sheriff's office in Missoula, Mont.

(Newser) - "This is what we call miracle," reads a Facebook post from the Missoula County Sheriff's Office in Montana. The reference is to a deputy who heard a faint cry in the woods and discovered a baby buried under sticks and debris, a happy end to a frantic...

Baby Boy Found Abandoned in Car Seat

He was found outside Milwaukee home at 2:30am

(Newser) - Milwaukee police are looking for the family of a baby boy who was found alone in a car seat in the middle of the night in a residential area. Sgt. Sheronda Grant says investigators believe they have identified the child and his parents and are trying to locate them. The...

3 Babies Found in 3 Years, and Now a Twist

Police in Berlin say they're sisters

(Newser) - Berlin police say three baby girls found abandoned in and around the German capital in recent years are siblings. The first newborn was discovered in Berlin in September 2015, the second in August the following year, and the third in the nearby village of Schwanebeck in August 2017. Berlin police...

Left in a Bush, She Uncovered Her Parents 80 Years Later

Inside Anthea Ring's hunt for her origins

(Newser) - It's a seemingly unsolvable mystery that has been solved, partially, some eight decades later: What were the origins of a 9-month-old girl abandoned, with her hands tied in front of her, in a blackberry bush in Worthing, England? That Anthea Ring survived is thanks to Margaret Dodd, a British...

Police Have New Tool to Find Mom of Baby Left in Dumpster

DNA used to create sketch of woman

(Newser) - On Christmas Eve, a newborn girl was found dead in a dumpster in a Calgary parking lot. Police are still looking for her mother, and now they have a sketch of the woman or girl, thanks to a process known as DNA phenotyping, the CBC reports. The Canadian authorities hired...

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