Newspaper Carrier Finds ‘Hours-Old’ Infant in Middle of Central California Road

The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Source Facebook  California Highway PatrolMore

The baby was taken to the nearest hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Source Facebook California Highway PatrolMore

Authorities are trying to identify the person who left the baby in the roadway.

The woman asked the man if he could take her child, deputies said.

Fuentes, 21, initially thought the newborn was an animal, or perhaps a toy.

A stricken mother begged strangers to take her newborn baby - then dumped the girl in the middle of a freezing road with her umbilical cord still attached.

A newspaper carrier discovered the infant lying in the middle of a Madera County road just after 4 a.m., according to a news release from the CHP's Central Division Office.

The CHP says the infant was dressed in a soiled onesie in 30-degree weather.

'I approached slowly next thing you know I see its red you can see the face I saw a face.

The newspaper carrier found the child a short time later, and he wrapped the baby in a blanket before calling 911.

"She got out of her vehicle and asked the man if he could help her", said Pogue.

According to the Madera County Sheriff's Office, the baby girl, who was just hours old, was rushed to Valley View Hospital.

Authorities eventually arrived and took the baby in for treatment.

Investigators are looking for a Hispanic female, likely in her early 20s, who left the scene in a small white SUV.

"It's very fortunate that the child was discovered by the newspaper delivery person before she was seriously injured or even possibly killed", Madera County Undersheriff Tyson Pogue said at a press conference Monday night. He refused, and pointed her toward a nearby hospital and fire station. "She was cold but was found soon enough, likely in only a matter of minutes, and is expected to make a full recovery".

Pogue said the situation was inexplicable and also noted that any newborn infants can be safely surrendered at any designated "safe surrender site" - a fire station or hospital - without any questions asked or the mother facing any charges.

Recommended News

  • Quebec Mosque shooter gets life sentence

    Quebec Mosque shooter gets life sentence

    Bissonnette's defence team had questioned the severity of such a sentence during the trial, saying it amounts to a death sentence. But Huot said Bissonnette had previously considered attacking other targets including feminists, shopping centres and airports.
    Senate approves Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general

    Senate approves Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general

    Barr and I had a detailed discussion on his priorities for the Department of Justice, and on many issues important to Alaska". Amy Klobuchar , D-Minn., said. "I don't know what Bob Mueller is writing", Barr said at his hearing last month.
    Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

    Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official - She’s Running For President

    The campaign launch will test whether the controversy is simply a Washington obsession or a substantive threat to her candidacy. Ms Warren has always been a star in the progressive left, however, and she has already built a formidable nationwide campaign.
  • Rap artists and women take center stage at Grammy Awards

    Rap artists and women take center stage at Grammy Awards

    Not only did the 38-year-old singer host and perform at the 2019 Grammys , but she also dropped a new song called "Raise a Man". He'd also been nominated for a third award, best R&B song , for co-penning another Childish Gambino song, "Feels Like Summer".
    Michael Fish's NBC26 Winter Storm forecast

    Michael Fish's NBC26 Winter Storm forecast

    The National Weather Service said additional snow could fall February 9, and another storm was expected early next week. How much snow and freezing rain a region receives falls will depend on the exact track of the low pressure system.
    Space agency grooves to Ariana Grande's new NASA song

    Space agency grooves to Ariana Grande's new NASA song

    She continued: "It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend". Ariana Grande has accused the organisers behind the Grammy Awards of "lying" and "playing games".
  • Watch Angel Di Maria scream 'f*** off' at Manchester United fans

    Watch Angel Di Maria scream 'f*** off' at Manchester United fans

    They have responded to Solskjaer, which is why the question about what happens next will keep coming. The Red Devils fired Mourinho and have gone undefeated since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer .
    Gay Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Gets Life Sentence

    Gay Serial Killer Bruce McArthur Gets Life Sentence

    Bottom, from left to right: Soroush Mahmudi , Skandaraj Navaratnam , Abdulbasir Faizi, Kirushnakumar Kanagaratnam. Families and friends of the respective men were not given the closure that they deserved in a timely manner.
    Trump officials to visit Mideast this month for peace plan push

    Trump officials to visit Mideast this month for peace plan push

    The Palestinian foreign ministry also criticised Trump for hailed the U.S. embassy move in his State of the Union address Tuesday.
  • USA  congresswoman Omar apologizes for tweets on AIPAC's influence

    USA congresswoman Omar apologizes for tweets on AIPAC's influence

    Ilhan Omar of Minnesota apologized Monday for her anti-Semitic tweets , while reaffirming her criticism of pro-Israel lobbyists. Pelosi and other Democrats, including leaders and chairmen, laid down a marker making clear that Omar had overstepped.
    Alliance Of American Football Debut Draws Millions Of Viewers On CBS

    Alliance Of American Football Debut Draws Millions Of Viewers On CBS

    The Apollos quarterback Garrett Gilbert led the home team to a pair of touchdowns on two of the team's first three drives. There are no kickoffs, with each team starts a possession after a score or at the start of a half at its 25-yard line.
    76ers trade former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz to Magic

    76ers trade former No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz to Magic

    He has played in 33 games overall since being drafted, averaging 7.7 points and shooting just 26% from the three-point line. He had from the same injury and was forced to sit for much of his rookie season past year , appearing in just 14 games.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.