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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
#Newborn Baby left at Church Nativity with Umbilical Cord still attached in #NewYork - SHARE
A Newborn Baby with an umbilical cord still attached was left in the Nativity Manger of a church in New York City. Police are searching for the parents. This occurred at the Holy Child of Jesus Church in the Richmond Hill section of Queens. The concierge found the Baby after 1pm. Church pastor Christopher Heanue explained on the church’s Facebook page that the baby was a boy and weighed more than 5 pounds. The Abandoned Infant Protection Act, allows people to drop their Baby at a Church but they need to contact someone. This was not the case here. “The baby was found in the creche, a sort of manger scene where we would put the baby Jesus during Christmastime,” said the Rev. Christopher Heanue to Fox News.
“The church is considered a safe haven for dropoffs,” he said. “The baby was brand new. He still had the umbilical cord attached. It’s a beautiful baby boy.”
The baby was then taken to Jamaica Hospital.
Surveillance video shows a woman walking inside with a baby in her arms and then shows her leaving without it.