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Jogger finds baby left alone in stroller in SLC

By Associated Press | Posted - Jul 9th, 2013 @ 8:38pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police say a woman out for a morning jog stumbled upon a 2-month-old baby all alone on the sidewalk.

Detective Veronica Montoya said the baby boy was found at about 5:30 a.m. Monday asleep in his stroller in the Avenues near 260 North and A Street. He was taken into protective custody and remained there Tuesday.

The jogger searched for the infant's parent without success and then called the police. Montoya said paperwork found inside a diaper bag gave investigators an idea of who the mother might be, but that person couldn't be found.

Officials say the 32-year-old mother eventually started looking for the boy and was interviewed by police hours later. Police say she was not arrested, but the case is being sent to the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office for likely charges.

The baby boy was found asleep in his stroller in the Avenues near 260 North and A Street.

Montoya says it's not clear why the mother left the baby alone, or how long he was outside.

She says the boy appeared to be in good condition and wasn't taken to the hospital.

Contributing: Pat Reavy

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