Newborn baby girl found abandoned near bayou, Texas sheriff says

The discovery was made on Saturday morning

Deputies investigate scene where abandoned infant was found near bayou. (Copyright 2024 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

KATY, Texas – A newborn baby girl was found abandoned in a bayou with her umbilical cord still attached, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities discovered the newborn on Saturday morning in the 5500 block of Casa Martin Drive.

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HCSO Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the baby was found wrapped in a blanket.

The baby was transported to a hospital in stable condition, Gonzalez said.

HCSO said they’re requesting information from the public to identify who abandoned the newborn.

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