Newborn baby found alive in apartment dumpster in SE Houston

A man rescued the newborn found in the dumpster

February 25, 2014 2:08:34 PM PST
Houston police are investigating after a man found a newborn baby dumped in the trash at an apartment complex in southeast Houston.

KTRK-TV reports officers were called to the complex by a man who works as a contractor there. He said he was moving stuff around in the trash bin in order to make room for more construction debris when he heard a noise. At first, he thought it might be an animal, but after further searching, he says he found a baby boy closed up inside a trash bag.

The baby was conscious and breathing. EMS crews were called the scene. The baby was taken to a nearby medical center for assessment and treatment.

Authorities are now investigating to try to find the baby's mother.

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