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After the Plane Landed, Baby Found in Bathroom Trash Can

The child survived

(Newser) - Two stories of abandoned newborns made headlines over the holiday weekend:
  • A plane that departed Madagascar and arrived in Mauritius on Saturday underwent a routine customs check upon landing—with results that were anything but routine. The BBC reports the airport staff discovered a newborn baby in the trash can
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Cats Gathered Around Sewage Drain. Inside: a Newborn Girl

Girl named 'Pari' has been moved from Mumbai hospital to shelter

(Newser) - A newborn baby girl has found a home in a shelter in India after being pulled "from a drain where she was left to die," the BBC reports. Mumbai police said "neighborhood cats created a ruckus" before someone spotted the 5-day-old infant in the drain in a...

Mom of Abandoned Boys Says She Visited 'Every 2 Weeks'

Gloria Williams now claims she also didn't know her 8-year-old son, Kendrick Lee, was dead

(Newser) - A Texas mother charged after the body of her 8-year-old son was found in an apartment along with three abandoned siblings now says she checked on her boys "every two weeks" and that she hadn't realized one of the brothers was dead. "I'm sorry. I didn'...

Horrific Details Emerge in Case of Abandoned Siblings

Texas siblings say they saw Brian Coulter beat their brother to death

(Newser) - Horrific details emerged Wednesday in the case of three Houston-area siblings believed to have lived an an apartment with their brother's remains for almost a year. Police say mother Gloria Williams, 35, and her 31-year-old boyfriend Brian Coulter apparently moved out of the apartment weeks after Coulter allegedly beat...

Arrests in Case of Siblings Who Lived With Brother's Remains

Boyfriend charged with murder of boy whose remains were found in apartment

(Newser) - Update: The mother of a Texas child found dead in his home after a sibling called 911 was arrested Tuesday in his death, as was the woman's boyfriend. The boyfriend was charged with murder, while the woman was charged with felony injury to a child by omission, failure to...

'Heartbreaking' Find After Teen Places Call to Texas Cops

Abandoned boy, 2 younger brothers were living with remains of what may have been other sibling: sheriff

(Newser) - A teen's desperate call to law enforcement over the weekend led to a horrific find in a Texas apartment. That call came in to the Harris County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, per a statement from the agency, with the 15-year-old boy on the other end making a grim...

Police Identify Remains Found on Family's Property

Joshua Vallow, 7, and Tylee Ryan, 17, are positively identified

(Newser) - The bodies found this week at a rural property in Idaho are those of two children missing since last year, authorities confirmed Saturday. The Rexburg Police Department issued the press release confirming that remains found on Tuesday have been positively identified by the medical examiner's office as belonging to...

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Baby Abandoned at Airport in 1986 Tracks Down Father

Steven Hydes also found his birth mother, but there's some sad news with that

(Newser) - "Gatwick Gary" has found his biological parents. It's the end of what the New York Daily News calls a "long and emotional journey" for 33-year-old Steven Hydes, a UK man who was discovered in 1986 as a 10-day-old newborn in the ladies' room at Gatwick Airport near...

Cops: Woman Gave Birth in Amazon Facility, Threw Baby in Trash

Samantha Vivier told police she hadn't known she was pregnant

(Newser) - A "terribly sad" discovery in Arizona has led to the arrest of a woman for child abandonment. Samantha Vivier, 22, faces one count of unlawful disposal of human remains after she told police she gave birth in the bathroom of an Amazon warehouse she worked at in Phoenix, the...

Baby Boy Found Abandoned in Car Seat

He was found outside Milwaukee home at 2:30am

(Newser) - Milwaukee police are looking for the family of a baby boy who was found alone in a car seat in the middle of the night in a residential area. Sgt. Sheronda Grant says investigators believe they have identified the child and his parents and are trying to locate them. The...

Father Abandons Newborn in California Parking Lot

Teen faces charges including child endangerment

(Newser) - A newborn was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after his teenage father abandoned him in a Northern California strip-mall parking lot, police say. The father, Daniel Mitchell, 18, drove into the lot in Suisun City on Monday, removed a car seat holding the 16-day-old boy, put it on the...

Cops: Mother Deliberately Left Toddler Behind at Store

Chiengkham Vilaysane is under arrest

(Newser) - On a rare occasion, a busy mom may forget to load her kid into the car along with her groceries. But "in my whole career I have never seen anything where out-of the blue someone [deliberately] leaves their kid in a crowded grocery store," an officer tells Fox...

Baby Ditched at SF State in 1984 Just Graduated From There

Jillian Sobol, now 31, was found in a box

(Newser) - A newborn abandoned in a box in a San Francisco State University dorm in 1984 just came full circle—by graduating from the same school. The San Francisco Chronicle relays the story of Jillian Sobol, now 31, whose biological mom, a student at SFSU, gave birth and left the infant...

Cops: Mother of Newborn Buried Alive Found, Arrested

Calif. woman could face attempted murder charge

(Newser) - Police in Los Angeles County have found the woman they were looking for in the heartbreaking case of a newborn found buried alive under rubble in Compton the day after Thanksgiving. Investigators, who had called for the woman to come forward, announced Sunday night that the woman had been identified...

Cops: Mom Left 2 Kids in Food Court During Interview

But Laura Browder says children were 30 yards away, always in her line of sight

(Newser) - A 24-year-old mother was arrested Wednesday on charges of child abandonment after police say she left her 2-year-old and 6-year-old in a Houston mall food court while she was on a job interview, Click2Houston reports. But Laura Browder says the kids were always in her line of sight and that...

Coming to Indiana: Drop Boxes for Babies?

Rep. Casey Cox says bill could curb child abandonment

(Newser) - Newborn incubators, or baby boxes, could be showing up soon at Indiana hospitals, fire stations, churches, and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously. Indiana could be the first state to allow use of the baby boxes on...

Parents Left Kids in Cold Car to Go to Wine Tasting: Cops

DC couple says they were monitoring their 2 toddlers with an iPhone

(Newser) - Two DC parents were arrested over the weekend after police say they left their two toddlers locked in a car while they attended a wine-tasting at a posh restaurant, the Washington Post reports. Cops say they received a call about the kids on Saturday afternoon and found the 22-month-old boy...

Family: Mom Who Dumped Baby 'Really Needs Help'

At court hearing, Dabbs rants against Jay-Z

(Newser) - The family of the 20-year-old woman accused of abandoning her baby at a New York City subway station on Monday had no idea she was even in New York. Frankea Dabbs has had a troubled life involving drugs and prostitution, relatives tell the New York Times , but she had promised...

Newborn Baby Found in Trash

Baby boy is alive

(Newser) - A newborn baby boy was found alive inside a plastic shopping bag in Jersey City yesterday. Doctors estimate the baby was born 11 weeks premature and weighs only 3 pounds. He was discovered by a group of teenagers in a pile of trash behind an apartment building, reports WABC . "...

Twist in Tale of Baby 'Found' on Hawaiian Beach

Woman who reported baby abandoned revealed to be its mother

(Newser) - News that an abandoned baby had been found on a beach in Hawaii (read the original account by the AP ) has taken a surprising twist: The woman who reported finding the newborn alone and crying on Honolulu's Sandy Beach on Sunday night is actually the baby's mother,...

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