Apartment manager finds infant in duffle bag
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Someone dropped off a newborn infant at the door of an apartment.
Tucson police responded to an apartment complex in the 200 block of east Prince Road after someone called 9-1-1 to report that an infant had been found in the complex, according to Sgt. Hawke with the Tucson Police Department.
Once on scene, responding officers discovered that a Caucasian female infant was found inside a duffle bag that was left outside of the manager's apartment at the complex.
Hawke tells KGUN9 that the manager told police someone rang the doorbell to the apartment just before 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
The infant was taken to a local hospital and medically evaluated. Medical staff found the girl to be in good health and estimated her age at no more than four to six days old.
The child has been released to Child Protective Services and the mother's identity is not yet known.
Tucson police would like to check on the welfare of the mother to ensure that she is not in need of medical attention.
If you have any information about her identity, police urge you to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.
The Tucson Police Department reminds citizens that newborn babies up to 72-hours-old can be anonymously dropped off at various locations, including all area hospitals, Tucson Fire Department stations and Casa de los Ninos.