Newborn girl found alive in dumpster after cries are heard

Florida sheriff's deputies say a newborn girl has been found alive inside a dumpster.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says two people walking at an apartment complex near Boca Raton heard crying coming from the bin and found the baby Wednesday morning.

Spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the baby girl was taken to a hospital for evaluation and is expected to survive. 

Detectives are investgating this incident further. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS. You can also submit tips anonymously through the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office app

Under Florida law, unwanted newborns can be dropped off anonymously at a hospital or fire station with no questions asked. The child is then placed up for adoption.

This story was written in Orlando, Florida.