Another abandoned baby is in the news, just a week after an infant was located in Missouri. Hopefully this baby's story isn't as tragic as that of the Missouri infant, whose mother was found shot dead and stuffed in her trunk just a few days ago. The infant, which was abandoned at a New Jersey hospital before the new year, still hasn't been identified, and her story is only now being shared through media headlines.
Do you know anyone who may have been pregnant, but suddenly is not? Do you know of any pregnant women who may have gone missing? It should be noted that New Jersey does in fact have a 'no questions asked' safe haven law, and the only time alerts like these are shared for abandoned infants is if abuse has been discovered or some other similar flag has been raised.
So, given this information, it's likely that the infant was either abused or the child could have been a product of a home birth and officials want to make sure the mom gets needed medical care. Anyone can drop a child off with the New Jersey child haven law, so it's anyone's guess as to who abandoned this infant.
If you suspect anything that might be useful to this case, please do not hesitate to contact officials. This abandoned baby has family out there that would probably love to have her, or even know about her for that matter.
Chelsea Hoffman is a candidly opinionated crime analyst with a lifelong interest in criminology and activism. She also owns 'Girl Nerdology' and is the author of several fiction stories. Follow her on Twitter @TheRealChelseaH or email her privately through Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case.