POSTED: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 11:12am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:24pm
Ohio newborn ok after found alive in plastic bag...
A mail carrier found a newborn baby wrapped in plastic at an abandoned house in Columbus, Ohio Saturday.
The baby girl was found on the front porch of the home on Marble Drive at about 10 a.m.
According to the U.S. Postal Service, the letter carrier, Michael Herron, was walking by the home, heard a noise and saw a plastic bag that was moving. Authorities said Herron saw the child, went to a neighboring home and called police and paramedics.
“I wish whoever this baby belonged to would have dropped it off at a hospital or to a fire department because the baby was in the direct sun and who knows how long she’d been there,“ Herron said.
Officials said the baby appeared to be several hours old. The baby’s umbilical cord and was reportedly in good shape, without complications.
Investigators with Franklin County Children Services said they are hoping that relatives will come forward and identify the infant’s mother.
The infant was taken to Children’s Hospital in stable condition.
Fire officials said the vacant home is less than half a mile from the a fire station, where the mother could have left the baby without question.