A woman was questioned by police in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, after her baby daughter was found abandoned on the side of a road on Saturday.
After the authorities shared the baby’s picture on Facebook, a woman came forward claiming to be her mother, according to Lt. T.J. Smith of the Anne Arundel County Police.
The unnamed woman was then confirmed as the baby’s mother, the police department wrote on its Facebook page on Sunday afternoon. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. This baby was found abandoned on the side of a road in Maryland.
Shortly before midnight on Saturday, police officers responded to a report of an abandoned baby on the side of a road in Pasadena, Maryland, the police department wrote on its Facebook page
The officers found a baby girl in a car seat carrier. They said that the baby is 2 or 3 months old. The police wrote:
Scuff marks on the carrier and other debris indicate that the carrier may have fell off of a moving vehicle.
The infant was immediately taken to hospital to be treated for dehydration, police wrote.
The mother was questioned by investigators today, Lt. Smith added. Police do not yet know why the baby was left on the road and it is unknown whether any foul play was involved.
Police do not know whether any charges will be filed and the investigation is ongoing. Lt. Smith said at a news conference:
It’s important for people to understand the laws associated with not being able to take care of your child.
You can’t leave a 2 to 3 month old on the side of the road. End of story. So it would be serious charges if we got to a point where we found out that someone did that on purpose.
The baby was in good condition today, Lt. Smith said and added that she was in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
2. Abandoned baby girl is found on the side of a road in Anne Arundel Co.
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