Newborn girl found abandoned outside home in Birmingham

Source: Raycom Media
Source: Raycom Media

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities are considering whether to file charges against a teenager suspected of leaving her newborn daughter outside in the cold.

Jefferson County sheriff's officials say they received a call Tuesday night after residents found an infant dressed in a short-sleeved outfit and wrapped in a towel in their yard. The temperature was around 40 degrees at the time.

Authorities say an investigation determined the mother is a 15-year-old who hid her pregnancy from her parents. She gave birth at home in a bathroom Tuesday afternoon before slipping outside to leave the child near her neighbor's front door.

Both mother and child went to a hospital and are in good condition. Their names haven't been released.

The sheriff's offices say detectives will work with prosecutors to determine whether charges are filed.

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