Dead Newborn Found Outside Clearwater Fire Station

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — When firefighters opened the front door to get the newspaper, they found a dead baby wrapped in a towel on the door step.

The baby, discovered about 7:20 a.m. Friday, still had the umbilical cord attached to her.

Under Florida’s Safe Haven law, a baby who is seven days old or younger, can be turned over to an employee at a fire station or other designated location.

Clearwater police say that did not happen in this case. Investigators are trying to figure out what time the baby was dropped off and whether she was alive when they left her. There were no outward signs of foul play.

An autopsy is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

2016 Inspired DIY Halloween CostumesIt was nearly impossible to narrow it down, but somehow I managed to put together 7 DIY, 2016 inspired costumes to try this Halloween.
Best Barbecue In Tampa BayWhile one may not traditionally associate Florida with Southern barbecue, Tampa Bay has its fair share of great barbecue restaurants.

Listen Live