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Newborn Found In Grass Behind Building In Queens

An emergency medical technician carries an abandoned baby girl who was found wrapped in towels and sheets behind the Woodside Houses in Queens on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

An emergency medical technician carries an abandoned baby girl who was found wrapped in towels and sheets behind the Woodside Houses in Queens on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for the parents of a baby girl who was found abandoned behind a building in Queens.

Police were called to the Woodside Houses around 11:40 p.m. Sunday when a passerby heard the baby crying.

When officers arrived, they found her in the grass behind one of the buildings, wrapped in towels and sheets.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the baby was determined to be just a few a hours old.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports 

Neighbors were stunned and angry.

“You don’t do that to a child,” said resident Audra Andrews. “You really don’t do that to a child, that is wrong. You couldn’t knock on someone’s door or take the baby to a hospital or something? This is your only recourse? I hope they find them.”

“I’m sad that it happened. I hope they found the person who did it,” said resident Essence Shepherd. “I think there’s something really wrong with that person who left the baby right there.”

Investigators combed through the area where the infant was found hoping clues will lead to the parents.

The baby was taken to Elmhurst Hospital. A spokesman for the hospital said the infant is in the NICU for observation. She’s six pounds, six ounces.

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