Newborn Baby Found in Dumpster in Greenville, North Carolina
A shocking incident unfolded in Greenville, North Carolina, as a newborn baby was discovered in a dumpster near an apartment complex off Bridle Circle. The Greenville Police Department received a distressing call on Sunday from an individual who stumbled upon the child.
The authorities swiftly responded to the scene and were astounded to find a helpless baby, only one or two days old. The news spread like wildfire, leaving the community in disbelief and outrage. James Glenn, a neighbor, expressed his disbelief, stating, “My brain can just not fathom a baby, one day old or any year old, put behind the dumpster. It’s insane, insane for someone to do.”
Concerned for the baby’s well-being, the Greenville Fire and Rescue team promptly transported the infant to a nearby hospital for evaluation and medical care. The child’s condition is currently being closely monitored.
As the investigation unfolds, the Greenville Police Department is actively searching for any potential suspects involved in this heart-wrenching incident. However, as of Monday morning, no leads have been identified.
In North Carolina, state law allows parents to surrender a newborn up to 30 days old. However, it is essential to follow the proper protocol and surrender the child to a designated safe person. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, this includes health care providers on duty at hospitals or local health departments, first responders like firefighters or police officers, or social services workers on duty at local departments of social services.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of awareness and education regarding safe surrender options for infants. The community must come together to ensure that every child is given the care and protection they deserve.
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