Newspaper Carrier Finds ‘Hours-Old’ Infant in Middle of Central California Road

13 February, 2019, 00:42 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • A snowy road

Authorities are trying to identify the person who abandoned the infant. The infant was then hospitalized and is OK, the CHP said.

Fuentes described the "awful, chilling, moment" he was approaching a customer's house in his auto and saw something white moving in the road, which he initially thought was an animal.

A baby just hours old is now safe after she was found abandoned in the middle of a road early Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol said.

Aurelio Fuentes Jr. told abc30: 'I see a bright white thing laying on the road I'm like is this an animal.

A Madera County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said: "It's very fortunate that the child was discovered by the newspaper delivery person before she was seriously injured or even possibly killed". "I gotta get out there, '" he said.

The newborn, who was only hours old, was rushed to Valley Children's Hospital and is now being treated at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

With the temperature at just 1C, Fuentes quickly wrapped the newborn baby up and took her to his vehicle to keep warm and called emergency services.


"The man directed her to the fire station and the Valley Children's Hospital down the street, and suggested she take the baby there".

Now authorities are on the hunt for the baby's mother.

The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Investigators are looking for a Hispanic female, likely in her early 20s, who left the scene in a small white SUV.

Madera County Sheriff's Office are now working to track down a woman who is thought to have dropped the baby off at the spot.

Pogue said the situation was inexplicable and also noted that any newborn infants can be safely surrendered at any designated "safe surrender site" - a fire station or hospital - without any questions asked or the mother facing any charges.

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