Abandoned Newborn Baby Found Alive in a Trash Bag, Umbilical Cord Still Attached

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 5, 2013   |   12:13PM   |   Jersey City, NJ

Teenagers playing outside an apartment complex made a horrifying discovery:  they found a newborn child still alive abandoned in a trash can. The infant is lucky to be alive and is now receiving medical care as authorities search for answers.

A local news report has more information:

Police were dispatched to a 5-story apartment building on Kensington Avenue around 3 p.m. to a report of an abandoned baby boy who was found in a garbage container, Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said.

The baby was rushed to be treated at the Jersey City Medical Center, said Rubino, adding that its condition at this time is unknown.

No additional information was release as officials with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Jersey City Police are continuing their investigation

The building supervisor, Arturo Rivas, who called the police said he was told of the find by three teenage boys who were playing in the building’s courtyard and heard the baby crying.

Rivas’s wife, Rebecca Womers, said she rushed to retrieve the child after the teenage boys ran up to their apartment and said “We hear something crying, we see something moving.”

“I opened the bag from the bottom and it still had the umbilical cord attached,” she said.



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