Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Newborn found abandoned with a note from mother in Tucson Airport

Newborn found abandoned with a note from mother in Tucson Airport

Authorities are searching for a woman who is believed to have given birth in the toilets at Tucson airport and immediately abandoned her child.

Authorities say the infant was lying on a changing table and had been cleaned and wrapped up after being born.

The lady, seen on security film conveying something wrapped in a cover and strolling with a clumsy step, may have conceived an offspring in an air terminal washroom in Tucson, Arizona, before leaving the kid on a changing table at a family changing room with a written by hand note, Los Angeles ABC station KABC revealed. My mother had no clue she was pregnant.

The note goes on to say that the mother is "unable and unfit" to take care of the child and asks whoever finds the baby to take him to the authorities so they can find the baby a good home.

The Tucson Airport Authority released footage this week of the woman walking through the airport when the baby was abandoned on January 14, and are looking to find out who she is. Airport officials are trying to identify the mother, "but we've exhausted our resources", Butler said in a statement.

'I just want what's best for him, and it is not me, ' the note reads.

Arizona is a "safe haven" state that allows parents unable to care for their newborns to leave them in designated areas like hospitals and churches.

A custodian from the airport says she discovered pools of blood on the bathroom floor shortly after the woman left. The child is now in the care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

The baby was brought to Banner University Medical Center, where he was found to be in good health but placed in the infant ICU as a precaution due to the circumstances, officials said.

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