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Police in Massachusetts searching for mother, reminding public of safe haven law, after newborn abandoned



Police in Massachusetts are looking for the mother of a newborn and also want to educate the public after a baby was left abandoned over the weekend.

According to police, the Springfield Police Detective Bureau is seeking the public’s help to locate the birth mother of a newborn who was left at a home on Entrybrook Drive.

The newborn boy was wrapped in blankets in a car seat and was likely abandoned between 9:00 p.m. on Friday March 17th and 12:40 a.m. Saturday morning.

The newborn was transported to Baystate and his recovery thus far has been positive.

The Springfield Police Detective Bureau is looking to identify and speak with the mother, who herself may be in need of medical attention.

If you live on Entrybrook Drive or in that area, police ask to check any cameras you may have for anything that could appear suspicious over the past week, especially Friday night and early Saturday morning. If you find something on your cameras, please call Springfield Police Detectives at 413-787-6355.

If you have any information about the mother, contact our Springfield Police Detective Bureau at 413-787-6355, leave a private message on Facebook or anonymously Text-A-Tip. Text CRIMES (2-7-4-6-3-7), type SOLVE and your tip.

SPD wanted to remind Bay State residents that in Massachusetts we have a Baby Safe Haven. The Safe Haven Act allows a parent to legally surrender newborn infants 7 days old or younger at a hospital, police station, or manned fire station without facing any criminal prosecution. For support or questions, you 877-796-HOPE or 888-510-BABY 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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