Alaska teen who abandoned baby found by cops


The mother who abandoned her newborn baby in a cardboard box in the bitter Alaskan cold has been located by authorities, Alaska State Troopers confirmed on Wednesday.

Police say the mother — who was identified as a teenager — was taken to a Fairbanks-area hospital for evaluation and medical care, according to Troopers spokesperson Tim DeSpain.

“The mother is cooperative and at this time, her well-being and medical treatment is the priority,” DeSpain wrote in an email.

The baby was found wrapped in blankets inside of a cardboard box in Fairbanks on New Year’s Eve when temperatures were in the single digits with a wind chill of 12 below. The infant was left with a gut-wrenching note from the mother, which said the child’s parents and grandparents could not afford to feed him.

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