Update In Case Of Infant Abandoned In Madera

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The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has released new information in the investigation into an infant found abandoned Monday morning in the roadway in the 35000 block of Avenue 13 1/2 in Madera.

Investigators are currently checking into all potential leads, and are seeking more information from the public to locate the infant’s mother.

She has been described by witnesses as a Hispanic female adult, possibly in her early 20’s. She has a slender build, possibly 5’2″ tall and 120 pounds, with dark hair. She was last seen wearing a hoodie type sweatshirt. 

She left the scene in a small SUV, possibly of a Korean make or model (i.e. Kia, Hyundai), and possibly dark blue or grey in color. 

The baby girl is currently in good condition and being treated by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Valley Children’s Hospital. 

Preliminary drug screenings on the child were negative. Upon release from the hospital, she will be placed in the custody of Madera County Social Services.  If anyone has information related to the case please contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. 

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