Infant With Umbilical Cord Still Attacked Was Discovered After Being Abandoned In Texas Heat Wave For Nearly 20 Hours

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Thankfully, an infant, who still had an umbilical cord attached, was saved after being abandoned and left outside in a heat wave for several hours, Texas authorities say, according to the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram. An unnamed woman and man were seen on surveillance footage putting a basket outside a church in San Antonio on July 17 close to 1 a.m., reports Crime Stoppers. The pair then went on to flee the scene on foot.

Later in the day, a biker recognized the basket and went on to observe it, says a San Antonio Police Department press release on Aug 2. During his observation, the unnamed cyclist saw a leg sticking out from underneath a jacket, and once he pulled the jacket, he noticed an infant. The child was seemingly calm and officials say an umbilical cord was still present and connected to the baby. 

Crime Stoppers reports that the child was covered and inside of the basket for nearly 20 hours, and the report added,

“The temperature high for the day was 110° Fahrenheit.”

Officials arrived at the scene and discovered a note. The incident is under investigation and authorities are seeking the people who left the basket. 

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