A newborn baby was found early Monday morning abandoned in the Madera Ranchos area, the California Highway Patrol said.
Madera County Sheriff’s Corporal Chris Williams responded to a call for service for a reported abandoned infant in the road 35000 block of Avenue 13 1/2 between Road 35 and Road 36.
Upon arrival, Williams met with CHP officers who reported that they had been dispatched to the location after receiving a 911 call for a found infant in the middle of the road.
The baby was found alive, was transported by ambulance to Valley Children’s Hospital for treatment.
CHP said a newspaper delivery person found the baby girl just before 4:30 a.m.
The hours-old baby was taken to Valley Children’s Hospital. Her condition wasn’t immediately available.
According to the National Weather Service, the temperature in the area was just above freezing when she was found.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is handling the criminal investigation. They’re working on finding the mother.
The mother is described by witnesses as a Hispanic female adult, possibly in her early 20s. Her physical description is unknown. She left the scene in a small, white SUV of unknown make or model.
Anyone with information should call the Sheriff’s Office at 559-675-7770.