Newborn found in road with umbilical cord still attached

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A newborn baby was found in the middle of a California road. The weather was below freezing and she still had the umbilical cord attached.

A newspaper carrier made the discovery early Monday morning. 

Quickly taking the baby – wearing a dirty onesie – into his car while calling nine-one-one.

The baby was then taken to valley children’s hospital.

She is currently doing well.

Police estimate the baby girl was out in the road for only a few minutes.

Authorities say they are now looking for a female suspect.

The California Highway Patrol says that the state’s “safely surrendered baby law”  allows parents or persons with lawful custody to surrender a baby to a designated drop-off site within 72 hours of birth with no questions asked.

Officials say drop-off sites are usually hospitals or fire stations. 

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