Infant found left outside Saint Mary’s Hospital; mother found

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids police are investigating the finding of an infant in a parking lot at an area hospital.

Police say that about 9:45am Monday morning, a guest visiting Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital returned to his car and found an infant inside.

Police say the baby is a newborn, about 72 hours old.  The baby has been checked by medical staff and appears to be in good health.

Police Monday afternoon announced that the baby’s mother, a 24-year-old woman, has been located and they determined that this was not a “Safety Delivery” instance.  The mother is also in good health.

The department’s Family Services Team and Child Protective Services is investigating.


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