Updated November 6, 2014: During a follow-up interview today, the woman who yesterday called 911 to report the abandoned newborn, admitted to being the child’s birth mother. She had given birth inside her Beltsville home that morning and tells our detectives she became overwhelmed. The mother is currently receiving medical treatment. At no point was the baby left alone outside. Child Protective Services will continue to oversee custody of the infant. Criminal charges will not be filed in this case at this time. We want to thank our community and members of the media for their concern for the baby girl and for sharing her picture during this investigation.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is asking for our community’s help in finding the mother of an abandoned newborn baby girl. The baby was found outside this morning near a home on Shoal Creek Terrace in Beltsville.
Prince George’s County Police patrol officers were called to the 12600 block of Shoal Creek Terrace around 11:45 am. A neighbor had heard the infant crying, found her outside and called 911. The baby is now being cared for at a local hospital. She appears to be in good health. Doctors believe the baby was likely born just hours before she was discovered.
Anyone who may have information that could help detectives track down the mother is urged to call 1-866-411-TIPS. You will not have to give your name to the call taker.
For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.