Deputies search for mother of abandoned newborn

- Authorities continue to search for the mother of  a newborn baby boy that was taken to a hospital after someone found him abandoned on the back porch of a apartment near Orlando.

Orange County Sheriff's Office say they located the abandoned baby at 8:40 a.m. Friday morning.  The boy was taken to Winnie Palmer Hospital where he is in stable condition.

A 35-year-old man had just returned home Friday morning from his overnight shift, when something on his back porch caught his attention. 

" As he's walking by this apartment, he glances over, because he hears a whimper or cry," said Orange County Sheriff's spokesperson Jane Watrel.  

What he found was an Hispanic baby boy still, with an umbilical cord, only hours old.  He was wearing a black child sized t-shirt with a red Nike logo on it. 

"We're grateful that the child was found is healthy and it's going to be ok," Watrel said.  "There is a safe haven law in Florida. And with no questions asked, that child could have been left at a hospital or fire station."
A fire station is less than a mile away from the apartment complex where the baby was abandoned. 
Authorities released new photographs of the baby on Monday.  They are asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff's Office. 


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