Newborn found in garbage now hospitalized in critical condition

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KEARNS, Utah (KSTU Fox 13 Now) — Authorities are investigating after an infant was found in a garbage can at a Kearns home Tuesday morning.

Detective Jared Richardson said medical crews determined the baby was born over the weekend and the mother put the infant in the garbage Tuesday at about 6 a.m. before going to work.

Crews said the garbage can belonged to the next-door neighbor near 5300 S. and 5200 W.

Neighbors said they heard a noise coming from the can and thought it was a kitten at first before finding the newborn.

Officials said the mother is 24 and they do not believe she has any other children.

The infant was suffering from hypothermia and remains in critical condition at a local hospital.

Police have not confirmed any information on the child’s father at this time.

Help is available for all newborns and mothers with Utah’s Newborn Safe Haven law.

In May 2001, a state-wide law went into effect in Utah allowing birth parents to anonymously give up custody of their newborn child without facing any legal consequences.

The Utah Newborn Safe Haven has a toll-free hotline (1-866-458-0058) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.





  • bob

    You sick person. You should be stuffed in a garbage can, even though that is not bad enough for you. No more children, please.

  • Becky

    Scanning the US, with a local by line in the know, , to bring you the Trash news, to entice, incite, titillate and satisfy the masses’ appetite.
    Positively(?) Richmond, Virginia, and Federal …All is Perfectly Correct.

  • kitty

    Story was on HLNNews…she said to threw they baby away cause she couldn’t tell her parents no one knew she was pregnant…and she is 23…only a scared teen would do this….smdh… a sick.. heartless Republican…typical… and she probably dont know who the father is or just didbt tell him cause she knew she was gonna try and get rid of it……hope the baby recovers and raised by a loving mother

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