Published: Sun, February 11, 2018
Money | By Michele Stevens

'I'm sorry': Mom gives birth, abandons baby in airport bathroom with note

'I'm sorry': Mom gives birth, abandons baby in airport bathroom with note

The woman then took the baby to the restroom outside the rental vehicle facility, where she left him with a handwritten note which read, "please help me. Please get me to the authorities so they can find a good home", it said, in part.

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An airport custodian saw the woman leave the restroom and asked her if she was okay after seeing a pool of blood on the floor.

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Airport authorities believe the woman gave birth to the baby in a restroom cubicle at around 10pm on 14 January.

Surveillance footage from the airport obtained by showed a woman authorities believed to be the mother of the newborn walking toward an escalator that leads to baggage claim and ground transportation. The child is now in the care of the Arizona Department of Child Safety. She says the woman told her the naked baby was three months old. The caller said someone had left the child with a note in the bathroom and that she was wrapped in a blanket.

Quintana said she found bloody clothes in the trash can with paper towels on top in an apparent effort to hide them.

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The baby was then taken to a nearby hospital and is said to be in a healthy condition.

Though the airport is not considered a safe haven, law enforcement officials said there are no criminal charges pending against the unknown woman.

The baby is reportedly in good health after being evaluated at an area hospital, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Airports are not listed as safe haven locations.

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