Woman Charged with Abandoning Baby in Wheaton

Baby boy still had some of umbilical cord attached

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    The newborn boy was found lying in the ground near the gate next to this house. The couple who lives inside found him and called police.

    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.

    Man Finds Abandoned Baby in Wheaton

    [CHI] Man Finds Abandoned Baby in Wheaton
    The man who found an abandoned baby boy says it all happened very quickly.

    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 husband and wife who heard their 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 stable condition, but improving.