CDA police still don’t know identity of abandoned baby

COEUR D’ALENE, ID. — The Coeur d’Alene Police Department is still investigating the events that took place when a baby was abandoned outside of an apartment.

On June 30, officers reported to West Hanley Avenue and North Courcelles Parkway where they found a newborn baby left on the doorstep of an apartment nearby. Someone located the baby when they were leaving for work. The baby was found wrapped in a towel and placed in a stroller outside.

Neither the mother of the child nor any of the child’s biological relatives have been located.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CDAPD at (208) 769-2320. You can also send news tips anonymously through the CDAPDTip app.

Idaho has “Safe Haven” laws in place that protect mothers unable to care for a newborn child younger than 30 days old left at a city fire station, local hospitals or with certain medical professionals. “Safe Haven” laws also protect the mother’s anonymity as long as the mother doesn’t express the desire to return to her child. “Safe Haven” laws keep information confidential if the mother’s identity is known.

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