Woman in Tucson airport toilets believed to have given birth, abandoned baby

Woman in Tucson airport toilets believed to have given birth, abandoned baby
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Authorities are searching for a woman who is believed to have given birth in the toilets at Tucson airport and immediately abandoned her child.

Tucson Transport Authority has released new details about the incident, which took place on January 14 around 9PM, the Washington Post reports.

A rental car employee discovered the baby boy in the bathroom with a note from his mother on his chest.

He was taken to a local hospital and is now in the care of Arizona Department of Child Safety. Despite a torn umbilical cord, he was mostly healthy.

A custodian from the airport says she discovered pools of blood on the bathroom floor shortly after the woman left.

Authorities have now released the heartbreaking note the baby's mother left on top of him when she left the airport.

"Please help me," it said.

"My mom had no idea she was pregnant. She is unable and unfit to take care of me. Please get me to the authorities so they can find a good home."

Authorities aren't actively looking for the woman, but say they would certainly like to speak to her about the circumstances that led to her abandoning the child.

No charges have been decided on, should they manage to successfully find her.

It's believed she may have been attempting to take advantage of the safe haven law, which allows babies to be abandoned at designated sites across the US.

However, those designated sites are usually fire stations and hospitals and none are airport bathrooms.


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