• Mother sought after abandoned newborn found at Orlando apartment complex

    By: Jason Kelly , Shannon Butler


    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. 

    Read: Deputies seek to identify parents of newborn left on Orange County patio 

    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. 

    Read: Mother released from jail; no signs of 'Baby Willow,' police say

    "(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.

    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. 

    Read: Orlando woman accused of abandoning 'Baby Willow' pregnant again, officials say

    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. 

    Read: Police: Boy fatally shoots himself in West Melbourne after hours-long standoff

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