Infant girl with umbilical cord still attached found on Bear Creek Trail

A newborn girl with her umbilical cord still attached was found wrapped in a blanket on Bear Creek Trail early Sunday morning, authorities said.

At approximately 9:05 a.m., deputies from the Harris County Sheriff's Office District 4 responded to a call at 5402 Casa Martin Dr. A passerby had discovered the infant on the trail and alerted the sheriff's office.

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Upon arrival, deputies confirmed the child was awake and breathing. A deputy communicated over the radio that it appeared the baby had been born only a few hours earlier.

The infant was promptly transported to Methodist Hospital in Katy by Cy-Fair EMS. A deputy at the hospital relayed through radio communication that the baby was in good condition.

Authorities noted a vehicle captured in a video at the scene may belong to the individuals who found the child.

Sheriff's Office spokesperson mentioned that the baby is a premature girl but is in good condition. Investigators are now seeking information regarding the circumstances of her abandonment and the identification of her parents.

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The Harris County Sheriff’s Office commends the quick action of the good Samaritans who found the baby and promptly reported the incident, likely saving the child's life. They urge anyone with information to come forward to assist with the ongoing investigation.

If you are in a situation where you cannot care for your newborn, Texas provides a safe and confidential option for you to ensure your infant is taken care of through the "Baby Moses Law." Under this law, you can bring infants who are 60 days old or younger to a designated Emergency Infant Care provider without fear of legal repercussions, provided the baby has not been harmed.

Designated Safe Havens:

  • Hospitals
  • Fire Stations
  • Free-standing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Stations
  • Any other facility with 24-hour emergency care services

It's essential to hand the baby to an employee who works at these locations and express your intent to leave the child under the protection of the Baby Moses Law. If there’s no personnel immediately available, please locate one as the law requires you to hand over the infant to a person.

For additional guidance and support: Call the confidential Texas Baby Moses hotline: 1-877-904-SAVE (1-877-904-7283)