Woman May Have Given Birth In Airport Bathroom, And Left Baby Behind


A handwritten letter found at the scene. The woman on the surveillance video arrived at the Tuscon International Airport as an expectant mother, and walked out without her baby boy. On Tuesday, the Tucson Airport Authority released new information about a Jan. 14 incident, including a video, revealing chilling new details about a woman who authorities say abandoned a newborn in an airport bathroom around 9 p.m. A rental call employee found the boy and a note.“I just want what is best for him and it is not me. Please. Im sorry,” the note read. The baby was found with a torn umbilical cord and responding medics clamped it to prevent any harm, an airport police report said. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington PostJuana Quintana, a custodian, told police she encountered the woman and asked if she was okay after seeing pools of blood on a bathroom floor. The baby was naked with its eyes closed, Quintana said, but the woman said the baby was three months old and left in a hurried manner. Quintana said she found bloody clothes in the trash can with paper towels on top in an apparent effort to conceal them.(Video from WaPo)The baby appeared healthy otherwise and was transported to a nearby hospital, airport spokeswoman Jessie Butler said in summary provided to The Washington Post. The baby is now in the custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, she said. The airport authority also released photos of the scene and the handwritten letter found with the child.“Please help me. My mom had no idea she was pregnant. She is unable and unfit to take care of me. Please get me to the authorities so they can find a good home,” the message said, scrawled on notebook paper in the voice of the newborn. The woman may have acted under assumption she was protected by regulations designed for new mothers to leave newborns with authorities without penalty. The law, known as  the safe-haven law or Baby Moses ...



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