Baby left on trash can recovering

Chicago police identify mother of an abandoned newborn baby found in Humboldt Park Tuesday. CPD Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Area North Detectives took the girl in for questioning Wednesday night and determined she was the mother on Thursday morning.




  Chicago police detective have confirmed that a 16-years-old girl is the mother of baby who are found on garbage can Tuesday in the northwest side Hermosa neighborhood.

  Her and the baby’s father are being questioned further by Chicago Police.

  The newborn was just hours old when he was found Tuesday in an alley with his umbilical cord still attached in the 1700-block of North Keystone Avenue.

  A mom and daughter were walking by when they heard his screams and found him in a canvas shopping bag, fire officials said. They then rushed the baby to a nearby firehouse on Pulaski Road.

"Why? Why would she, why would somebody do something like this? It's a child," wondered Angelica Mendoza, Humboldt Park resident.

 Illinois is a state with a Safe Haven Law, meaning anyone can hand over a baby 30 days old or younger that is unharmed to staff at a hospital, police station, or fire department with no questions asked.

 «  But come to us, man. If she had called 911we could have taken the baby to one hospital and her to another », said CFD paramedic Field Chief Patrick Fitzmaurice. «  We don’t judge. Take him to a firehouse. Leave the baby there. Give the kid a chance »

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