- Police have no leads nearly a month after an abandoned baby boy was found at the Family Medical Clinic in Chamblee, Georgia
- He was brought to a nearby hospital where he weighed in at 4.86lbs
- Police say the bag was left outside of the clinic on the morning of August 30 and was later brought inside but the baby wasn’t discovered
- The premature baby still had the umbilical cord attached
Police have no leads on a premature child found after spending 18 hours in a blue canvas gym bag outside a medical clinic in Chamblee, Georgia, on August 30.
The cleaning staff at Family Medical Clinic found the baby boy with his umbilical cord still attached in a blue canvass gym bag and called the police.
The baby weighed 4.86lbs and was premature.
A premature baby was abandoned outside a medical clinic in Georgia almost a month ago. Police have no leads on who left the baby inside a gym bag with the umbilical cord still attached
He was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite for treatment and is considered to be a miracle child.
‘We have been in contact with the hospital and the baby boy took his first bottle this morning and he is doing well,’ Lt. Jason Waasdorp told DailyMail.com the day after the baby was found.
The bag was left outside the clinic early on August 30 with the baby inside.
A premature baby was found in a gym bag with his umbilical cord still attached at a Chamblee, Georgia, medical clinic on August 30
The bag had been left outside the Family Medical Clinic in Chamblee, Georgia. The baby wasn’t discovered for almost 18 hours
‘At some point during the day the bag was brought inside by staff members who thought the bag belonged to a patient,’ according to the police department’s Facebook page.
Staff did not open the bag when they brought it in so the baby remained inside for the entire day without nourishment or attention.
Police reviewed surveillance footage and interviewed witnesses but have no leads on who left the bag nearly a month later.
The Division of Family and Children Services took custody of the child.
Police say that whoever left the child will likely face charges of child cruelty by neglect.
Georgia has a ‘safe haven’ law that allows mothers to abandon newborns within seven days of the child’s birth. However, the law requires the mother to meet with healthcare workers face-to-face and give her name and other legal information.