Baby left in Kearns trash can 'fighting for her life'
Tuesday , August 26, 2014 - 4:57 PM
KEARNS — Police say a newborn baby is in extremely critical condition after her mother left her in a neighbor’s trash can in Utah.
Unified police Detective Jared Richardson says a woman heard what she thought was a kitten meowing in the trash bin in the community of Kearns on Tuesday morning and found the baby.
Richardson says the girl was airlifted to a hospital in Salt Lake City, where she’s now on a ventilator and fighting for her life.
Police say the 24-year-old mother later returned and told officers she’d left the baby about an hour before the child was found. The mother was being questioned by police Tuesday afternoon.
Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder, who oversees the Unified Police Department, said authorities believe the baby girl was born Sunday.
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