ORLANDO, Fla. - A mother is being sought after an abandoned newborn girl was found Friday afternoon at an apartment complex, the Orlando Police Department said.
The baby was found on a stairwell shortly before 4:30 p.m. at the Willow Key apartments on South Kirkman Road near LB McLeod Road, police spokeswoman Michelle Guido said.
Police said the baby was fully clothed when she was found and there was a note on her that included a plea that the child be brought to a fire station for safe haven.
Safe haven laws allow parents to leave their unharmed newborns not more than a week old at a safe haven facility recognized b the state without fear of prosecution.
"(The) baby is in good health," Guido said. "We are trying to locate the baby's mother and have concerns for her safety."
Police do not know the identity of the mother.
Orlando police have no idea who mother is of abandoned baby. #wftv— Shannon Butler (@SButlerWFTV) October 12, 2017
Residents in the complex said they had no idea about the incident.
"That's really bad. Nobody should leave their baby like that. If you don't want your baby, take it somewhere," said Daunette Brisette, who lives at the complex.
The complex's manager would not speak about the case.
No other details were given.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimeline at 407-423-8477.
A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to the mother.
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