PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are looking for the mother of a baby who was left outside on the doorstep of a home in East Liberty last night wearing only a diaper.
According to police, a woman called police after finding the 3-month-old boy abandoned on the front porch of a home in the 500-block of North Beatty Street.
Police say the woman reported hearing people arguing at the home a short time earlier.
She told authorities that she bundled the baby up in her coat and went for help.
Police say the baby was in serious danger because of the freezing temperatures. The baby was taken to UPMC Children’s Hospital for evaluation. Other than a severe case of diaper rash, investigators say he did not appear to have suffered any other injuries.
Child welfare workers took the baby into custody.
Investigators are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of the baby’s mother, 19-year-old Shoneice Hazzard, to call police at 412-422-6520.