Newborn with umbilical cord still attached found abandoned in Lowell, Ind.

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9-Year-Old Girl Playing In Backyard Rescues Abandoned Newborn Baby

LOWELL, Ind. (WGN) – Police in northwest Indiana are investigating a report of an abandoned baby.

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Officers responded to a call in the 18000 block of White Oak Ave in Lowell around 11 a.m. today.

Officials say a 9-year-old girl discovered the baby while playing in the backyard of her family's home.

The newborn was discovered in the sun, wrapped in a black towel, with the umbilical cord and placenta still attached, police say.

9-year-old girl finds newborn baby in family's backyard
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9-year-old girl finds newborn baby in family's backyard

The girl's mother took the baby inside and called police.

The baby was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Authorities are attempting to located the baby's mother.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Lake County Sheriff's Department Report-A-Crime Hotline at 1-800-750-2746.

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