WHEATON, Ill. – Authorities in Illinois are investigating the abandonment of a newborn baby boy in some bushes next to a garage in Wheaton.
The baby was found Friday morning in a DuPage County neighborhood near Wheaton College, according to Wheaton Deputy Police Chief Tom Meloni.
Officers canvassed the area and found a 24-year-old woman who may have been the infant's mother.
Meloni said the baby weighed about five pounds and still had part of the umbilical cord attached.
He estimated that the infant had been outdoors for several hours.
The newborn was taken to Central DuPage Hospital in Wiinfield, where he was later reported in stable condition.