Orange County Sheriff looking for parents of abandoned newborn

Image courtesy Orange County Sheriff's Office.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies have released photos of a newborn baby boy who was found abandoned, in hopes of finding the child’s parents.

Image courtesy Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Image courtesy Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Media outlets report the baby was found Friday morning on the back porch of an apartment near Orlando. Doctors estimated the infant had been born just hours before.

Deputies released photos of the infant on Monday. Spokeswoman Jane Watrel says investigators hope pictures of the baby will help them find the baby’s mother.

Investigators want the baby’s mother to come forward because they’re concerned about her health and about the baby’s medical background. Watrel says criminal charges “are not even part of the conversation.”

The newborn is healthy and in foster care.

A resident of the apartment was walking by the porch when he heard the baby whimpering. The hours-old baby was wearing a diaper and a child-size small black t-shirt with a red Nike logo on it. He was wrapped in a brown fitted sheet and had been placed on a wicker love seat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ricardo Lee at 407-254-7000 Ext. 70588.

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