A newborn is recovering in the hospital this afternoon after her 21-year-old mother allegedly abandoned her in some bushes near her Northwest Harris County apartment. Harris county deputies say that a young woman gave birth just an hour before leaving her naked baby outside.
“I don’t have words for that. Thank goodness that man was here,” says Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Police say that a baby girl was discovered in the grass at the Bridges of Cypress Creek apartments near 17710 Red Oak Dr.
The neighbor discovered her in the bushes around 5:30 am in the morning. He told deputies that the newborn was naked, covered in ants, blood, and even still had her umbilical chord attached. The neighbor then cleaned her up and got her covered and called 911. Deputies followed a trail of blood to a unit here.
The baby was transported to Texas Children’s Hospital in The Woodlands.
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