Newborn baby abandoned at front door of home in afternoon heat, police say


MESA, Ariz. (Arizona’s Family/Gray News) – Police in Arizona are investigating a situation where they say a newborn baby was abandoned outside in the heat at a random home’s front door.

Mesa Police Department reports that the child was reported to officers by a mother at the house around 11:11 a.m. Friday.

According to Arizona’s Family, the female resident told police that someone rang the doorbell and thought it was a package delivery. She found the baby lying on the floor when she opened the door, and called 911.

Police said the child was wrapped in a blanket and didn’t appear to be more than a day old. The child was taken to the hospital for observation. He is expected to be fine.

Mesa Police Department, 480-644-2211: Detectives continue their investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call them at 480-644-2211.

On Friday, the National Weather Service issued an excessive heat alert for central Arizona. Temperatures were expected to rise as high as 111°F.

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