Newborn Baby Found in Dumpster in Greenville, North Carolina
In a shocking incident, a newborn baby has been discovered in a dumpster in Greenville, North Carolina, according to local police. The Greenville Police Department received a distressing call on Sunday reporting the presence of a child inside a dumpster near an apartment complex on Bridle Circle.
Responding swiftly, the police found the baby who was estimated to be only one or two days old. The discovery left residents in disbelief, with one neighbor expressing their shock at the news. James Glenn, an eyewitness, stated, “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.”
Urgent medical attention was provided to the newborn by the Greenville Fire and Rescue team, who subsequently transported the baby to a nearby hospital for a comprehensive evaluation. Meanwhile, the police have launched an active investigation into the case, although no potential suspects have been identified as of Monday morning.
Under North Carolina law, parents are allowed to surrender a newborn up to 30 days old. However, it is crucial that the surrender takes place in a safe manner. The Department of Health and Human Services specifies that designated safe persons include health care providers on duty at hospitals or local health departments, first responders such as firefighters or police officers, and social services workers on duty at local departments of social services.
In another tragic incident, a 27-year-old woman from Rockingham has been arrested after a deceased baby was discovered near railroad tracks. The investigation into this distressing case is ongoing.
Our hearts go out to the innocent babies affected by these distressing events, and we hope that justice will be served. As the investigation continues, the authorities urge anyone with information to come forward and assist in bringing the responsible individuals to justice.
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