ELMIRA, N.Y. (KDKA/AP) – An 8-month-old “miracle baby” is doing “remarkably well” after spending three days outside in a plastic garbage bag.
On Tuesday, the child was found in a white plastic garbage bag near some bushes behind a home in Elmira, New York.
Today, Chemung County Assistant District Attorney Terry Northrup says the infant was in stable condition at a Rochester hospital Friday.
Authorities say the child’s 17-year-old mother, Harriette Hoyt, of Sayre, Pennsylvania, abandoned her child in the yard around noon last Saturday. Neighbors checking on an animal-like sound coming from the yard discovered the baby early Tuesday afternoon.
“I ran up and I see the little legs were dangling out the bag, so I said ‘you guys, it’s a baby,’” Kayla Seals told CNN-affiliate WETM.
The child is expected to make a full recovery.
“We are looking about 72-hours in the bag,” Elmira Police Sgt. Bill Solt said. “She’s a miracle baby.”
Hoyt was charged with attempted murder. She remains in the county jail on $250,000 cash bail.
The lawyer representing her wasn’t available for comment.
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