The Unbelievable Story of an Abandoned Baby Left in a Purse
A young infant was found abandoned in a purse in a parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida. The infant, who authorities believe to be a little girl, was discovered on May 8th, 2018. She was found wrapped in a blanket and placed inside a purse that was zipped closed and left in the parking lot. The baby was taken to a nearby hospital where she was found to be in good health.
The incident has rocked the local community, as the circumstances of the baby’s abandonment are still unknown. Authorities are now urging anyone with information to come forward to help them piece together what happened to the infant. Shockingly, a local news station reported that surveillance video from the area shows a woman placing the baby in the purse before walking away.
This incident has sparked an outpouring of support from the community. Local businesses, churches, and non-profits have come together to provide donations and assistance for the baby. The baby has been placed in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families and has been named Baby May.
Furthermore, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the incident. They have even released a sketch of the woman who was seen on the surveillance video in hopes that someone may be able to identify her. So far, the sheriff’s office has received more than 500 phone calls and emails from people with information about the case.
The story of Baby May has garnered national attention, prompting many across the country to get involved and offer their support. A GoFundMe page was created to help provide for Baby May’s future and it has already raised over $60,000. Additionally, a Florida non-profit organization called A Safe Haven for Newborns has set up a hotline to provide assistance to any mother considering abandoning her child.
The story of Baby May is heartbreaking and it is a reminder of the importance of providing resources to mothers who feel they have nowhere else to turn. Thankfully, Baby May is now safe and is receiving the care and love she deserves.