Thursday, May 15, 2003

Mother of abandoned baby sought



The Associated Press

CLEVELAND - Police were still searching for the mother of a baby girl abandoned on Mother's Day a few hours after her birth.

A 15-year-old East Cleveland girl found the baby in a narrow alley behind her apartment building around 10:20 p.m. Sunday, when she was taking out garbage. Doctors believe the 5-pound baby was five hours old when she was found.

Authorities do not know who, or where, the mother is but have ruled out the 15-year-old girl.

"If she'd have been left out, she would have died," said Lolita McDavid, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital medical director for child protection.

A nurse named her "Emma Rose" because she didn't want to call her Baby Jane Doe.

She will leave the hospital at the end of the week for a foster home.

Jim McCafferty, director of Cuyahoga County's child welfare department, said his agency is not interested in pursuing criminal charges against the mother and encouraged her to seek medical treatment.




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