ORLANDO, Florida. – New developments in the case of three abandoned babies discovered on an apartment doorstep over the past four years. DNA proves they are all related and on Wednesday Orlando police said they identified the mother.
Police said the mother hid all three pregnancies from the father and his family and even gave birth herself. Police say she abandoned them out of desperation, but because of the way she left them, she could face criminal charges.
“By the grace of God, these babies have been placed in safe situations,” Lt. Frank Chisari said.
Dating back to 2016, a newborn baby was found in an apartment complex in Orange County.
Then in 2017, a baby girl was found at the Willow Key Apartments in Metro West. Again, in 2019, a baby boy was found in the same apartment complex.
“I just see the baby on the floor,” Grace Izzaguirre said.
This time there was a note saying the father was dangerous.
“As far as we know the father is irrelevant, we don’t know, we don’t have an ID on the father at this time and it’s part of the ongoing investigation and not something we are ready to discuss at this point,” Chisari said.
Orlando police detectives said they had been in contact with the mother since late November and learned she had several other children in her care.
They said she is cooperating and giving her the help she needs.
“What we’re trying to do here is educate people so they don’t make the same decisions and the same mistakes that this mother made by leaving her child where she shouldn’t have left him. “, said Chisari.
Police said the three abandoned newborns were in good health and in loving homes.
For now, the Orlando Police Department said it is working with the state’s attorney’s office to determine if charges can be brought against the mother for abandoning three newborn babies.
Florida’s Safe Haven law allows parents to legally deliver their newborns to a hospital or fire station to ensure a safe environment.
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