Yesterday police we called to a North Austin Apartment complex to do a welfare check. What they found was Awful. They had found a new born baby. The baby was so new to the world, that the umbilical cord was still attached. One of the tenants of the apt called in the welfare check and was crying upon the discovery of the baby.
Teresa Reese, who lives in the complex, says she was getting ready to take her daughter to school when she saw a man hovering over the dumpster. When she approached the man, he asked her for the name of the apartment complex and he proceeded to tell her that there was a baby in the dumpster. “I just started crying hysterically,” Reese said.
The baby was immediately taken in to Dell's Children hospital where she was listed in critical condition but by mid afternoon the child was listed in fair condition. Thank you to the fast response of the medical team the child is doing fine and will be surrendered to state custody once the welfare of the child can be confirmed.
We have many avenues for parents to take their children if they are not wanted, please don't leave them in an unsafe place, like a dumpster.