Mother of abandoned baby sought by police

Police are still searching for the mother of a newborn baby girl who was found lying in a cardboard box on Huntingdon Street near Sergeant in North Philadelphia on Wednesday morning.

Church members who were doing community service in the neighborhood found the baby around 10 a.m. near a daycare, police said.

The girl was wrapped in a red and white hounds tooth pattern blanket, a brown women's sweater from Casual Corner, a black bathrobe with pink polka dots and a large peach colored bath towel, police said.

Medics rushed the baby to St. Christopher's Hospital. Doctors told police the girl showed no signs of injury and was generally healthy.

The baby weighs about 5.5 pounds and was only a few hours old when one of the church members found her, police said.

The girl was still in the hospital Thursday and will be placed in foster care once she is discharged, said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman.

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