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Officers search for newborn baby

HPD searching apartment complex for newborn

By Dale Lezon | February 13, 2013 | Updated: February 13, 2013 9:16a


  • Houston police search the area around an apartment complex on Sunnyside near Werner Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, for a newborn baby


Photo: Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle

Police were searching for a newborn who was reportedly wrapped in a blanket and placed around an apartment complex in north Houston early Wednesday morning.

Initial reports indicate police were searching the complex at 313 Sunnyside near Werner about 7 a.m.

Officers said a woman told them she placed the baby somewhere in the complex. However, she would not disclose the exact location.

Officials contacted the garbage collection company that handles the complex and told workers not to empty trash containers in the area until the search is complete.

It is unclear why officers were dispatched to the complex or why they spoke with the woman.

More details will be reported as the story develops.