Ant-Covered Newborn Found Abandoned near Texas Apartment

Officers continued to work at the scene on Thursday. The baby's mother is in custody

A resident at the complex, who was on his way to work, heard a baby crying, looked in a flower bed and found the newborn covered in ants and other debris.

Peterson found the newborn child around 5 a.m. furthermore, took her to his flat, where he called specialists, KPRC detailed.

"She had the mucus and the blood and umbilical cord and everything", Peterson told the news station.

Specialists revealed to KHOU that delegates took after a trail of blood that drove far from the youngster and to one of the lofts. "I heard some crying and wining and crying, and I kept walking until I got closer to the noise, and then I looked at the ground and there was a baby down there", said Peterson.

"When I seen her, I seen ants and stuff all over".

Detectives knocked on the apartment's door, but the residents refused to open it.

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At this time, the newborn girl remains in the NICU at Texas Children's Hospital in good condition, according to deputies.

Peterson told KTRK it wasn't hard for authorities to find her because she was bleeding and had left a trail of bloody footprints on the ground. Save haven laws allow mothers in crisis to leave their newborns in a safe environment, such as a hospital or fire station, without questions or repercussions.

"Had this neighbor not been here, we'd be taking a gander at a manslaughter", Harris County delegate Thomas Gilliland told the news station. Investigators tracked down a woman who is believed to be the mother of the baby girl. "It's a miracle the child was found".

The mother, a 21-year-old old whose name has not yet been made public, has been taken into police custody and is undergoing medical and psychological evaluations, notes KTRK. He says he can't imagine how someone could abandon a helpless infant.

The child is now in hospital for checks until she is handed over to the CPS.

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