Passerby finds baby boy in bag along Bessemer road

BESSEMER, Ala. (AP) -- Bessemer police are trying to find out who left a baby in a garbage bag along a city road.

Sgt. Darren Hunter said the boy is between two-weeks to a month old and is now in the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.

Bessemer Fire Battalion Chief Kenny Ray said the infant was in good condition with good vital signs and was wearing a diaper when found.

Ray said the passer-by was headed to his mailbox around 9:30 a.m. when he heard a grunt from what he thought was a bag of trash.

He looked inside the bag and was shaken up by what he saw.

Area hospitals are checking records to see if the infant was born at their locations and Bessemer police are asking anyone with information to call them at (205) 425-2411.

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  • by Lyle Location: Chipley, FL on Dec 10, 2008 at 03:22 AM
    How sad. What a way for this child to spend his first Christmas, and think about when he is older and finds all this out. Though I do look at it this way, what a Christmas miracle that he was found alive.
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