Maryland Police Find Mother of Newborn Baby Girl Discovered in Woods

The baby was taken to a hospital and is in stable condition

Detectives have found the mother of a newborn baby someone discovered in the woods in Maryland Friday evening.

A man was walking in the 10000 block of Tenbrook Drive in Silver Spring about 5 p.m. when he heard crying, police said.

He found the baby girl about 10 feet from the sidewalk and called 911.

According to the hospital, she was born a few hours before she was found, police said.

On Sunday, Montgomery County police said they have identified and located the mother of the baby. She is receiving care at a hospital, police said.

The baby remains stable at a hospital and is currently under the care of child welfare services.

Anyone with information about the baby should call police at 240-773-5400 (press 3).

Maryland has a safe haven law allowing parents to leave newborns at hospitals or police stations with no questions asked.

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