Police track down 15-year-old mother who abandoned newborn baby at stranger's porch in Philadelphia suburb
According to police, the mother is a 15-year-old township resident and cannot be named for legal reasons. However, she is going to be charged with recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.
UPPER DARBY, PENNSLYVANIA: Pennsylvania law enforcement announced they have finally located the mother of a newborn baby who was found abandoned on a front porch of an Upper Darby residence earlier this week.
According to police, the mother is a 15-year-old township resident and cannot be named for legal reasons. However, she is going to be charged with recklessly endangering the welfare of a child, Fox 8 reports.
That said, her parents were reportedly unaware of their daughter being pregnant.
🚨Breaking News🚨— Upper Darby Police (@UDPolice) August 2, 2019
A juvenile female has been identified as the mother of the abandoned child. The juvenile was offered help and charges are pending.
Great job to Detectives Silberstein and Thompson for their tireless efforts and all of the citizens that provided information.
Nonetheless, the newborn baby girl was placed into foster care after being released from hospital on Thursday.
“Thank God the baby is OK,” Upper Darby Police Superintendent Mike Chitwood told the outlet. "But to put a (roughly) 6-hour-old child on a porch wrapped in a blanket is insane, in my opinion. It was 93 degrees yesterday.”
The just-hours-old baby girl was left abandoned on a porch on Tuesday, according to police.
She was found wrapped in a little white blanket by resident Terrell Phillips, ABC 13 reports.
"I picked it up, and as I picked it up the towel was unraveling and I saw the baby still had the umbilical cord on it," he said.
Phillips said the baby was left of the front yard of his neighbor Tom Dailey, who was just getting home from work at the time of the discovery.
"He said, 'Mr. Tom, what is this?,' and he says 'There's a baby here,'" Dailey recalled to Fox 8.
Authorities posted on social media Tuesday in hopes of locating the mother.
“This adorable hours old newborn was left abandoned, alone, in the 100 blk Englewood," they wrote. "WE NEED HELP locating the parents to get them the assistance that they desperately need. Mom, if you’re reading this, call us. Anyone with information is asked to call 610-734-7693 with tips or email [email protected]"
Police revealed that in the meantime they received a lot of calls from people soliciting information on how to adopt the baby.