Search Continues for Mother of Newborn Dumped in Front of Phoenix Home
Phoenix police said yesterday that the woman to the right could potentially be the mother of a newborn who was dumped in front of a Phoenix home on Tuesday. They've since contacted the woman, and it turns out she is NOT the mother of "Baby Kathleen."
"The woman pictured in the photos has been contacted and she DOES NOT have any connection to Baby Kathleen or this case," Phoenix Sergeant Tommy Thompson says. "We are still looking for the Baby Kathleen's mother."
Thompson says Baby Kathleen was found about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in front of a home in the 900 block of West Kathleen Road -- near Greenway Parkway and 7th Avenue.
The baby was found wrapped in a blanket about 25 feet from the front door of the home.
The home's resident told police she found the newborn when she'd returned from running errands.
Thompson says the baby appears to have been born just a few hours before she was found -- the umbilical cord was still attached, and there was some afterbirth on her.
The baby was brought to a nearby hospital, where she appears to be doing well, Thompson says.
Since news of Baby Kathleen's abandonment hit the web yesterday afternoon, police have received several tips about the presumed mother.
Thompson says police are concerned for the mother's health, as well.
Anyone with information about the baby or her mother is asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6141, or Silent Witness at 1-800-WITNESS.
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