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Newborn Found on California Road in Frigid Temperatures

The newspaper carrier who spotted the newborn told the Fresno Bee the baby's umbilical cord was still attached

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    Abandoned Baby Found in the Middle of Calif. Road

    A newborn baby girl is recovering at California's Valley Children's Hospital after she was abandoned in the middle of a Madera County road. The Madera County Sheriff's Office said Aurelio Fuentes, from Madera, was out delivering newspapers when he found the baby lying on the road. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019)

    Authorities are seeking the mother of a newborn girl found in the middle of a rural road in Central California in near-freezing temperatures.

    KFSN-TV reports the hours-old baby was wearing only a onesie when a newspaper carrier found her before dawn Monday on the center line of the road in Madera County.

    The carrier, Aurelio Fuentes, told the Fresno Bee her umbilical cord was still attached.

    The child is hospitalized in good condition and is expected to fully recover.

    Sheriff's officials say a man walking around 4:30 a.m. was approached by a woman in a white SUV who asked him to take her baby. He refused and suggested she take the newborn to a fire station or hospital.

    The newspaper carrier found the girl a short time later.