Newborn Baby Found in Dresser Drawer in Chicago Alley: Police

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A newborn baby was discovered inside a drawer of a dresser left in an alley in Chicago's Montclare neighborhood Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The baby boy was found just before 8:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Oak Park Avenue, police said.

The infant was in a dresser drawer that had been left in an alley, police said.

The child was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital where his condition was not immediately known.

A woman who said she found the child while trying to recycle part of the dresser.

“I put my finger on the little foot, too just to see he was moving," the woman, who asked not to be named, told NBC Chicago.

She said she felt like her prayers were answered when she discovered the child.

“I found him that is greatest thing," the woman said.

"Every time I think about the little details, it just makes me mad," she added. "So I'm just gonna focus on the miracle that I was there, and that everybody showed up on time because I was shaking. I was shaking so bad.”

Check back for more on this developing story.

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