For Immediate Release

September 18, 2000

Newborn Baby Found
at the Health Department

A newborn baby was found by an employee at the Cumberland County Health Department, Monday morning around 8:00 a.m. The baby was left in a plastic bag at the front entrance wrapped in a blanket. It has not yet been determined, but the baby is thought to be no more than a few hours old. The baby was taken to Cape Fear Valley Health Systems for an examination. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department was called to the scene. An investigation is underway.

For more information on the news release, you may contact Renita Vega, Lead Media Facilitator, Cumberland County Health Department, 433-3894.

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