Miami, 30 January. Police in Polk County (west Florida) are searching for a woman who gave birth this weekend and abandoned her newborn daughter in a forest, who was found an hour after she was born by a woman who believes That his cry was the meow of cats locked in a fight.
The woman convinced her husband to go into the woods to see what was happening and when they discovered the girl, she notified the Polk Sheriff’s Office and agents went to the scene to take the child to the hospital , where it was confirmed. According to a police statement, she was healthy and strong.
According to police, the girl, who weighed more than six pounds (2.7 kg), was found wrapped in a blanket, with her umbilical cord cut and surrounded by remnants of her mother’s placenta.
According to a report in the Miami Herald newspaper, he is believed to be of “Hispanic ancestry”.
“It was by the grace of God that when we did we found the abandoned girl, before exposure to the cold or any animal could do her any harm. She was left in an extremely weak condition, but she was a strong The girl is there and seems to be doing great.” Sheriff Grady Judd said.
Agents went door-to-door in the area and used a drone and a sniffer dog to try to find the mother, but they were unsuccessful, and are now asking the public for information to help find her .
The girl was found last Saturday in a wooded area near mobile homes in Mulberry, about 40 kilometers from downtown Tampa.
The temperature that day was an unusually low 11 °C for the region.
Sheriff Grad calls the woman who discovered and saved the child a “hero”, noting that she also prevented the mother from being charged with murder.
Florida has a safe haven law that allows parents to leave newborns at a fire station or medical center for up to one week after birth.