Mother of Abandoned Baby Turns Self In

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014  |  Updated 5:56 AM CDT
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Man Describes Finding Baby in Apartment

The toddler was found in the vestibule of an Auburn Gresham apartment building in the 8200 block of South Justine Street.

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Man Describes Finding Baby in Apartment

A man who found a baby inside the entryway of an apartment on Chicago's South Side describes how he found her. Regina Waldroup reports.
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The mother of a baby found alone in a South Side apartment building Friday night turned herself in to police Monday.

The 1-year-old girl was found about 11:30 p.m. Friday, March 21 in the vestibule of an Auburn Gresham apartment building in the 8200 block of South Justine Street, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

She was taken in good condition to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Center in Evergreen Park and was later released into the custody of the state’s Department of Child and Family Services, police said at the time.

The mother turned herself in to police Monday and was being questioned by detectives, police said.

Detectives had been looking for the mother since Saturday afternoon, after the girl was identified, police said at the time.

It was not immediately known how long the girl had been alone in the vestibule before she was found.

The man who discovered the baby said she was left with a bag of diapers and a sippy cup laying next to a gas can.

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