Houston Man Finds Baby in Dryer

Published March 20, 2009

A Houston man found a newborn African-American baby in an abandoned dryer Tuesday as he was throwing out his trash at an apartment complex, a Houston TV station reports.

Police say that the man heard her crying in dryer near the trash dumpster at The Registry Apartments in southwest Houston at about 3 p.m., KPRC Local 2 reported.

The infant was in a black plastic garbage bag with the umbilical cord still attached and tied off with string, Houston Police told the station.

The 6-pound, 12-ounce newborn was spirited away to Texas Children's Hospital, where doctors say she is alive and recovering.

Hospital workers nicknamed the baby "Mia." Police are searching for the newborn's mother.

Written by BET.com News Staff

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