Newborn baby found in bushes at apartment complex, deputies say

A newborn was found outside a Texas apartment building

A crying infant was discovered abandoned in the bushes of an apartment complex in Harris County Thursday morning.

The infant was found outside the Cypress Creek apartment complex (pictured) in Houston, Texas, at 5am on Thursday.

Houston police officers were able to follow a trail of blood from where the baby girl was found covered in bugs to a nearby apartment.

As reported by ABC News, John Baldwin was also leaving for work at the same time as Peterson when the baby was found and recorded the incident on his phone.

The mother, a 21-year-old old whose name has not yet been made public, has been taken into police custody and is undergoing medical and psychological evaluations, notes KTRK. She could be facing charges of abandoning a child.

"Without this neighbour, we could be looking at probably a whole different scene", said HCSO Deputy Thomas Gilliland. The woman did admit to authorities she left the baby alone outside. He told the station that "she was there on the ground in the flower bed with ants". In court, graphic evidence was presented as investigators said the umbilical cord was ripped, not cut out, causing the baby to have a bacterial infection. Initially, the occupants of the apartment at the end of the blood trail reportedly refused to answer the knocks at the door by the deputies.

Child Protective Services is helping in the investigation.

The footage was released on Friday after a man appeared at a custody hearing identifying himself as the father.

Neighbors questioned why the mother had left the baby outside the apartments when there is a hospital less than a block away.

Appointees asked individuals to recall that Texas' Safe Haven Law, otherwise called the Baby Moses Law, enables guardians to surrender kids more youthful than 60 days old at doctor's facilities, fire stations or kid welfare organizations.

"Bro, that's insane. Somebody left their baby out here".

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