A man identifying himself as “Mr. Smith” called Jacksonville, Florida police and reported that he had seen a woman leaving a newborn baby in a trash can at a shopping center on Beach Boulevard. The baby girl, who was still covered with afterbirth when she was found, was taken to a local hospital, where she is in good condition. Jacksonville police are urging anyone who is thinking of abandoning a baby to take advantage of Florida’s safe haven law, which allows people to anonymously leave babies up to seven days old at any fire station or hospital emergency room.
Anyone with information on this case can contact the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (845-TIPS) to remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards.
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