Woman Charged with Abandoning Baby in Wheaton

Baby boy still had some of umbilical cord attached

By STNG Wire
|  Thursday, Jul 30, 2009  |  Updated 1:43 PM CDT
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Man Finds Abandoned Baby in Wheaton

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.

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Man Finds Abandoned Baby in Wheaton

The man who found an abandoned baby boy says it all happened very quickly.
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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.

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.

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