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Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

The newborn baby was found behind Zaytuna Grocery Store at 397 Main St., Danbury. The store is near North Street and the entrance to I-84, with the Danbury Police Station just a block away.
The newborn baby was found behind Zaytuna Grocery Store at 397 Main St., Danbury. The store is near North Street and the entrance to I-84, with the Danbury Police Station just a block away. Photo Credit: Google Maps/Streetview

DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police are searching for the woman who gave birth to a newborn baby who was found late Sunday behind a Main Street market just a block from the police station.

A 911 caller alerted police at 11:38 p.m. to the newborn baby boy, who was found wrapped in several pieces of women's clothing in the bushes behind Zaytuna Grocery Store at 397 Main St., police said. The identity of the 911 caller is unknown, police told the News-Times.

The baby, who was cold and crying with his umbilical cord still attached when he was found, was in good condition Wednesday at Danbury Hospital, the News-Times reported.

The police department's Special Victims Unit is investigating and attempting to locate the mother to determine whether she is OK. Police are concerned that the mother may need medical treatment or other services.

Police are checking security camera footage from area stores, although Zayturna Grocery Store doesn’t have any, the News-Times said.

Under Connecticut's Safe Haven Act for Newborns, the parent of an infant 30 days or younger can leave the baby at a hospital and not face prosecution for abandonment. For more information on the laws, click here .

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 203-797-4662 or 203-790-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Click here to read the story at the News-Times website.

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