9-year-old girl finds newborn baby covered in bugs with umbilical cord and placenta attached


Newborn baby (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

(Scroll down for video) A 9-year-old girl ran to her mother after finding a newborn baby with an umbilical cord and placenta in the backyard of her home, according to police in Indiana.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that they are looking for the mother of the child who left the baby wrapped in a towel in the backyard for up to a day.

According to the police investigation, on Monday around 10:45 a.m., Elysia Laub found the newborn girl whose umbilical cord and placenta were still attached.

The baby was laying in the sun and was wrapped in a black towel in the backyard of her family on the 18000 block of White Oak Avenue in Lowell.

The girl immediately told her mother Heidi, who called the police.

The baby was taken to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health medical center in Crown Point, and is expected to make a full recovery.