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Newborn hospitalized after being found in pile of trash in New Jersey

Aug. 31, 2013 at 10:56 PM   |   Comments

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A prematurely born baby found in a pile of trash in Jersey City, N.J., was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday night while police searched for the mother.

While Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Gene Rubino said he did not have details of the newborn boy's discovery, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported residents of the McGinley Square neighborhood said children saw something move in the trash and told an apartment building superintendent, who called police.

The mother had not been located as of 4:30 p.m. EDT, the newspaper said.

The boy, believed to have been born 11 to 12 weeks premature, weighed 2.85 pounds when he arrived at Jersey City Medical Center's intensive care unit about 3:10 p.m., hospital spokesman Mark Rabson said. But he was breathing on his own and was stable, Rabson said.

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