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Hours-Old Baby Is Spotted Alive in Md. Woods by Man on Evening Walk — and Mom Is Found

People logo People 8/19/2019 Chris Harris

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No charges have been filed yet, but the mother of a newborn baby found crying, naked and alone in the Maryland woods Friday evening has been found.

Police say the mom — whose name has not been released — is receiving unspecified medical treatment at an area hospital.

A statement from Montgomery County police confirms the mother was located Sunday.

The newborn was discovered in Silver Spring by a man out for his evening walk, according to the statement.

The man entered the woods, following the baby girl’s cries.

a woman sitting on a bed: The baby found Friday in a woods in Silver Spring © Montgomery County Police Department The baby found Friday in a woods in Silver Spring The baby is in stable condition and remains in the care of pediatric doctors.

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According to the statement, the man “went to investigate the sound and found a naked baby approximately ten feet from the sidewalk in the woods.”

Doctors determined the child was born hours before it was found.

All 50 states have a Safe Haven Law on the books. In Maryland, the law allows parents to leave newborns at hospitals or police stations with no questions asked.


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