Abandoned baby found in trash can on city's west side

INDIANAPOLIS - An abandoned baby was found in a trash can on the city’s west side Friday evening.

The child was found in a bathroom in the United Technology Carrier Corporation building in the 7300 block of West Morris Street just after 8 p.m., officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Sources told RTV6 the baby was less than one hour old when it was discovered.

The baby was alive and was taken to Riley Hospital for Children. Officials confirmed the child was in good condition.

Few other details were released.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at crimetips.org or by texting "INDYCS" plus tip information to 274627.

Indiana Safe Haven Law

The Indiana Safe Haven Law was passed 14 years ago to prevent similar circumstances from happening.

The law came about after someone dropped off a newborn in front of Community North Hospital in 2000, just yards from the entrance.

That baby died before being found by hospital employees.

According to the law, a parent, family member, friend, minister or priest, social worker or any responsible adult may give up custody of a baby less than 30 days old to a hospital emergency room, fire station or police station in Indiana.

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