Abandoned newborn girl found in Jonas Brothers backpack

A newborn baby girl was found abandoned outside a Tempe, Arizona, grocery store on Sunday night, leading police on a search to identify her.

The Tempe Police Department has released the 911 call and an updated photo of the newborn. The girl was found wrapped in a blanket inside a Jonas Brothers backpack, which was placed inside a shopping cart in a Food City parking lot.

A pedestrian spotted the baby in the cart and told the store’s manager, who called 9-1-1 about 7:45 p.m.

The backpack found with an abandoned newborn in June
The backpack found with an abandoned newborn in June 2017. (Photo: Tempe Police Department)
The manager told the local fire department over the phone that the child was likely a newborn.

“The [umbilical] cord was cut, but it’s still attached,” the manager said.

During the 911 call, the dispatcher made sure the Food City manager checked on the health and breathing patterns of the newborn until police and paramedics arrived.


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