facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

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.

Topics: newborn
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Texas man on trial for 'public execution' of drunk driver
2
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
3
Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality
4
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State
5
New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback