Lady who discovered abandoned newborn talks

- Orlando Police are searching for a mother who abandoned her new born baby girl six days ago.

The woman who found the baby was on a third floor, walking down to the second floor, when she discovered the baby. Gesona Pauleus was heading out to go shopping, when she noticed the crying baby at the Willow Key Apartments.

"I see the baby move," said Gesona Pauleus. "I told my husband, 'Look, look, look! See the baby?' I go to the office, told to take there and the manager come to pick up the baby."

After that, rescuers arrived.

"We were able to transport the baby to the hospital. This is a win, this is a win for this child," explained Deputy Chief Rich Wales of the Orlando Fire Department.

A win that Pauleus found the new born, in the middle of a very hot afternoon.  Investigators said there was a note with the baby girl, asking that the child be taken to a fire station. 

Wales said, "Simply leaving a note with your child to 'please take me to a fire station' is not the right way to do it."

He said a parent must follow the law.

"Safe Haven Law allows a parent to drop off their seven days old or less at a fire station, EMS or hospital without the fear of any illegal implications of abandonment."

As a mom, Pauleus still can't believe someone just left a newborn behind.

"Not fair, the baby on the floor."

And rescuers say the baby is doing ok and with a foster family.If you know who the mother is, call the Orlando Police Department or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

 

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