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    (WHEATON) A woman has been charged for allegedly abandoning a newborn baby Friday morning in west suburban Wheaton, police said.

    Nunu Sung, 24, of Wheaton, was charged with one count of endangering the health or life of a child and two counts of obstructing justice, according to a Wheaton police release.

    The obstructing justice charges are for allegedly abandoning a newborn child, the release said.

    Sung is currently in custody on a $50,000 arrest warrant and will appear in the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton at 8 a.m. Monday for a bond hearing, the release said.

    Sung is accused of abandoning a newborn baby Friday morning.
    The unclothed baby, who still had some of his umbilical cord attached, was found about 7:45 a.m. on the ground in a yard near a garage in the 800 block of East Michigan Street, Wheaton police Deputy Chief Thomas Meloni said.

    The child was discovered by a woman who heard her dog barking outside.
    “The dog started barking and wouldn’t stop,” Meloni said. “And here she found a little baby by the garage. She wrapped him up in towels and called 911.”

    The child was breathing when found and was “alive and doing well” at a local hospital, Meloni said. However, a Friday afternoon release said the newborn was in critical condition, but improving.

    The release indicated police processed the scene where the child was found, canvassed the neighborhood and have possibly identified the mother.