Newborn baby found abandoned in the woods in Maryland, police say

Posted at 8:53 AM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 10:53:37-04

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Detectives from the Special Victims Investigations Division in Maryland are looking for information in regards to a newborn baby that was found in a wooded area in Silver Spring on Friday afternoon.

Police received a call at approximately 5 p.m. from a man who had been walking on the sidewalk in the area of 10000 Tenbrook Drive when he heard a baby crying.

After investigating the sound, the man found the baby approximately 10 feet from the sidewalk in the woods.

The female newborn was transported to a local hospital where she is in stable condition.

The baby is possibly Hispanic and according to medical personnel at the hospital, was born a few hours before she was found.

Investigators found the child's mother Sunday, but haven't determined why the baby was left in the woods, according to ABC News.

Anyone with information about this baby is asked to call the Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400 (press option 3).

This story was originally published by Kelly Broderick on WMAR .