Passerby calls police after hearing baby crying outside Detroit hospital

6 days ago

Detroit news, Michigan news.

Detroit authorities said Wednesday that officers were called to a local medical center over reports of an abandoned baby.

The infant boy was heard crying outside Riverview Medical Office while still strapped into a car seat and with a bag nearby.

“My officers went and purchased diapers for the baby and then we got the baby to the hospital,” Cpt. Conway Petty said.

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  • The child seemed in good health and the bag contained items that allowed his identification.

    “While they were trying to find diapers they went through the bag and there was a wristband that identified the baby.”

    “We are trying to contact the mother to find out what her situation was and if there is something we can do to help her,” Petty said adding that the baby has since been placed with a relative.