Mother of abandoned newborn identified and arrested

Police arrested a 20-year-old Vietnamese national today after identifying her as the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned on a sidewalk in New Taipei City earlier today, March 27. Police made the arrest in Banqiao District at around noon, after a 12-hour investigation, that included tracing the suspect via traffic monitor footage, and using information printed on the cardboard box the baby was found in. Ms Ruan (阮), according to media reports, worked for an electronics company as a

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Newborn baby found abandoned in cardboard box in New Taipei City

Ambulance personnel found a newborn baby dumped in a cardboard box in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City, after responding to a report shortly after midnight this morning, March 27. Update: Mother identified. The baby girl still had the umbilical cord attached, and vital signs were stable. The infant was covered with a cloth, but had a lower than normal temperature, and was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment. Police accessed traffic monitor footage from the site in Zhongyuan Street, and

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Singaporean couple identified as suspects after dead newborn found dumped as garbage

Taipei police investigators are seeking a Singaporean couple after the body of a newborn baby, complete with placenta and umbilical cord attached, was found dumped in a bucket of food waste in Taipei City, February 26. Workers at a recycling plant in Xindian District alerted police after finding the remains of a female infant wrapped in a plastic bag early Tuesday morning. Police investigators worked around the clock, accessing footage from hundreds of street cameras along the route of the

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Abandoned Newborn found on Riverbank in Hualien

A woman found a newborn baby in a carry bag under a bridge in Xincheng Township, Hualien County, yesterday evening. The baby still had the umbilical cord attached and was covered in blood and meconium. At around 5:30pm, Ms Lee went to tend her vegetable patch on the banks of of a stream near Xinsheng Bridge, when she heard the cries of a baby from the direction of the bridge. At first, Lee assumed the sound was coming from on

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Mother Leaves Baby at Scene of Accident: Seeks Medical Attention for Herself

Emergency workers called to the scene of a single-vehicle car accident in Kaohsiung City this morning were shocked to find a 2 month-old baby in a baby carrier/safety seat on the sidewalk, and no sign of the mother or other occupants of the vehicle. The baby was conscious and had no visible trauma, however, at the after an examination at the hospital, it was found that the infant had suffered an intracranial hemorrhage. The baby was later reported to be

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Abandoned New Born Spends Night Out of Doors

A new born baby with umbilical cord still attached survived the night in an alley in Tainan City on the coldest night so far this winter. A resident of Anping District heard the baby crying in the early hours of the morning, but ignored the cries, thinking it was just a stray cat. Hearing the cries again after waking up, the middle-aged man surnamed Liu went out to investigate. Mr Liu found a new-born baby boy wrapped in a green

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Abandoned Baby Girl Found in Hsinchu

A one to two week old baby girl was found abandoned in a parking lot behind a restaurant in Hukou Township, Hsinchu County this morning. At around 5:00am the proprietor working in the kitchen heard a baby crying. On investigation she found the baby wrapped in a red towel and tucked in an orange travel bag along with several diapers. Police took the baby to social workers. After a medical examination the doctor said the baby was between one and

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