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Newborn baby found in Houston dumpster


Posted: Feb 25, 2014 5:36 PM Updated: Feb 25, 2014 10:46 PM

An infant is recovering in the hospital after being left in a large garbage bin in a southeast Houston apartment complex.

It happened at the Reserve at Windmill Lakes on Almeda Genoa Road at around 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Houston police say the child was barely breathing when he was found.

A worker was dumping trash when he heard a noise.

"I opened a white plastic garbage bag and saw the baby," said Carlos Mitchell in Spanish. "He was cold. Maybe hours old."

Paramedics took the baby boy to a hospital where he is apparently doing well. Investigators are trying to find out who the mother is. They believe she's a teen girl who lives on the property.

Child Protective Services will also investigate the incident.

The so called "Baby Moses" law was passed to prevent incidents like this that often don't end so well. You can take a baby to any place that offers 24-hour medical care and leave it with a person, according to the law.

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