Police ID mother of newborn child left on a porch in the Craven Terrace community



NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) Police are investigating after an unattended newborn child was left on a porch in the Craven Terrace community.

The New Bern Police Department said that on Friday at 12:44 p.m., a resident called to report an unattended newborn child that appeared to have been discarded on a porch in the Craven Terrace community.  

The baby, born within the last 24 hours, was transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center for medical evaluation and is in good condition.

On Monday morning, police identified the mother of the infant found on July 17.

The mother’s name is not being released because of her age, but she is safe and healthy.

The Craven County District Attorney’s Office is being consulted for possible charges.

The infant is in good condition and is in the custody of the Department of Social Services

Anyone who may know the identity of the mother or has information, in this case, is asked to contact the police department at 252-636-5034 or Craven County Crime Stopper line at 252-633-5141.

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