Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Ask Caller to Come Forward; He Called 911 to Report a Baby Was Abandoned in a Duval Trash Can

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Police Ask Caller to Come Forward; He Called 911 to Report a Baby Was Abandoned in a Duval Trash Can

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Byline: JIM SCHOETTLER

Jacksonville police released the photo of a man they said made a 911 call Tuesday reporting that a live baby girl had been left in a trash can at a Beach Boulevard shopping center.

An audio recording of the call also was released as police asked for the person, who identified himself only as "Mr. Smith," or anyone who knows him to come forward.

The baby girl is in good condition at a local hospital, said Lt. Robert Schnoover of the Sheriff's Office.

The baby was found in a tipped-over green trash can about 4 a.m. at 9819 Beach Blvd. outside the Greater Works Christian Ministries. She was wrapped in a red blanket and covered in blood and afterbirth, with the umbilical cord still attached.

The 911 caller said a woman had put a baby outside that spot. His picture was taken by a surveillance camera.

Authorities urged anyone with thoughts of abandoning their baby to use the Safe Haven law, which allows babies up to 7 days old to be dropped off anonymously at any fire station or hospital emergency room. …

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