Newborn baby abandoned on steps of Coeur d'Alene apartment

  • Source: KREM-TV CBS 2 Coeur d'Alene
  • Published: 07/01/2022 12:00 AM

The Coeur d'Alene Police Department (CDAPD) found an abandoned newborn baby on the steps of an apartment complex early Thursday morning. At approximately 6 a.m. on Thursday, officers arrived to the area of Hanely Avenue and North Courcelles Parkway after receiving a report of an abandoned baby. The baby was reportedly left on the doorstep of a nearby apartment. The baby, who police said was born just hours before they arrived to the apartment, was wrapped in a towel and left in an outside stroller. A resident of the apartment found the baby as they were leaving for work, according to CDAPD. Medical personnel arrived and took the baby to Kootenai Health to be evaluated. Police said the baby appeared to be a full-term, healthy baby. Idaho is a safe haven state and has been one since 2001.


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