Search continues for abandoned baby's mother

September 9, 2008 11:52:53 AM PDT
Police continue the search for the mother of a baby abandoned at a fire department.The baby was found just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday by police, after an anonymous woman called 911 to say the baby was left in front of the Plymouth Fire Company on Colwell Lane.

Plymouth Police responded to the fire company and located a newborn baby boy wrapped in a shirt.

The baby was transported to Montgomery Hospital where it was determined that the infant was probably no more than two hours old.

Police are not sure if that was the mother who called 911. Click "watch video" above to hear clip of 911 phone call.

They do know the call came from a gas station pay phone about a half mile from the fire station.

The child is healthy, and doctors says he was carried to term.

He is 19 inches long, weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Any information regarding the identity of the baby, or either parent, is asked to call the police at 610-279-1900.

Baby Doe, as he's being called, is in the care of Montgomery County, and is being kept at the Montgomery County Hospital in Norristown.

Police have checked with local schools and other local medical institutions looking for leads in the case, but the trail for Baby Doe's mother is cold.

By Pennsylvania law, a hospital is the only so-called "safe haven" where a newborn can be abandoned.

The district attorney's office is investigating, and so far no charges are pending. Right now, investigators are just looking for information from anyone who can provide it.

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