Neighbors Outraged On North Philadelphia Block Where Newborn Baby Was Found Dead

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police need your help in locating the mother of a newborn baby girl who was found dead on a porch in North Philadelphia, leaving neighbors on the child-friendly block outraged.

“There’s no excuse for abandoning a baby,” one woman said.

Gwendolyn Jones is a mother of four and lives in the 4900 Block of North Marvine Street, just a few doors down from where police say they found a deceased infant with her umbilical cord still attached. The child, described as a black female, was wrapped in a brown blanket.

“She could have went to a hospital, she could have got help. There’s no reason for anyone to ever do that to a baby,” Jones said.

“So would you describe your response as angry?”

“Yes, very. Very angry,” Jones said.

Police are uncertain where the baby came from, when she was born, or how long she had been on the porch before she was discovered.

Police also say they are concerned about the well-being of the unknown mother. If you have any information, contact police at 215-685-3251 or call 911.

Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio

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  • anon513

    It’s always such a tragedy to hear/read something like this. @ Leah Collins-legette: I totally agree. It’s never too late to try and save that generation. They are so lost these days. @ jack markowitz: I feel you. She never had a chance to even know the Love that an enfant should know. I hope the Mother is found and get the help she obviously needs. I’m guessing she’ll probably wind up going to an emergency room somewhere if she hasn’t delivered the placenta. And even if she did, there’s bound to be infection setting in. I just hope she gets help in time.

  • Leah Collins-legette

    im thinking she was very young, and did not have anyone to turn to. she may have thought this was her only option. If this is true, we as a community need to do better for our up and coming generation. so so sad

  • jack markowitz

    This poor baby girl never even had a chance at life. What a sad commentary and needless tragedy.

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