The Austin Statesman reports Harris County law enforcement is searching for the person who left a newborn infant on Casa Martin Drive near Bear Creek in Eastern Harris County. The baby girl that was abandoned was “freshly born” and still had placenta attached to her body,   The baby girl was found in time taken to the hospital, and is on the road to recovery and in stable condition.

A couple who was walking their child and their dogs found the newborn baby in a cul-de-sac in Katy.  The infant was found naked and wrapped in a towel. The family immediately called 911. Sgt. Garcia. He added that the person who left the child there could face abandonment and endangerment charges. There may be video surveillance of the incident.

“We are seeking info about a young Hispanic or White male, slim, fair complexion with black hair, (who) was holding the infant wrapped in a towel,” he wrote on Facebook. “He was wearing a black shirt, possibly gray pants. The male was on foot on the Plantation Lakes walking trail."


Information for Parents

If you're thinking about bringing your baby to a designated Safe Haven, please read the information below:

  • Your baby must be 60 days old or younger and unharmed and safe.
  • You may take your baby to any hospital, fire station, or emergency medical services (EMS) station in Texas.
  • You need to give your baby to an employee who works at one of these safe places and tell this person that you want to leave your baby at a Safe Haven.
  • You may be asked by an employee for family or medical history to make sure that your baby receives the care they need.

If you leave your baby at a fire or EMS station, your baby may be taken to a hospital to receive any medical attention they need. Remember, If you leave your unharmed infant at a Safe Haven, you will not be prosecuted for abandonment or neglect.

For more information, go to the Baby Moses ProjectExternal Link or call the Texas Baby Moses Hotline 1-877-904-SAVE (1-877-904-7283).

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