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Newborn baby found alive in dumpster in Palm Beach County

Newborn baby found alive in dumpster in suburban Boca Raton, PBSO says
Newborn baby found alive in dumpster in suburban Boca Raton, PBSO says
Posted at 2:11 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 14:11:48-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — An investigation is underway after a baby was found alive in a dumpster in suburban Boca Raton on Wednesday morning.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, two people were walking in an apartment complex near Boca Entrada Blvd. around 9 a.m., and heard what sounded like a baby crying.

That's when they found a newborn baby girl alive in a dumpster, PBSO says.

The child was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

Detectives with PBSO's Special Investigations Division were seen going door-to-door at the apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, asking neighbors if they knew anything about the incident.

One neighbor told Scripps station WPTV in West Palm Beach that a maintenance worker found the baby girl in the dumpster.

If you know who abandoned the baby there, call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 1-800-458-TIPS.