Michelle Kim

Mother of Newborn Boy Found in Bushes Behind Grocery Store Goes to Police

What to Know

  • The mother of a newborn boy found in bushes behind a Connecticut grocery store this weekend has been located
  • Police say she went to the police station Friday after authorities put out a public plea for help in locating her
  • The newborn, who was taken to the hospital, is in good health, officials say

The mother of a newborn boy found abandoned behind a Danbury, Connecticut, grocery store on Sunday has gone to police after authorities said they were looking for her.

Officers had been looking for her since they received a 911 call around 11:30 p.m. Sunday from someone who found the baby wrapped in women's clothing behind the grocery store at 397 Main St.

The newborn was taken to the hospital and police set out to find the mother, who they feared might need medical attention or could be the victim of a crime herself.

Police released photos of some of the articles of clothing found with the baby; markings on a blue T-shirt were integral in the investigation, police said.

The mother walked into the Danbury police station just after 12:30 a.m. Friday, and was taken to Danbury Hospital to be treated.

Police have not released any additional information on her.

The baby remains in the hospital, where he is in good health. He is in the custody of the state Department of Children and Families, which will determine where the baby will end up.

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