HOUSTON - Police say they've found the mother of a newborn child who was discarded in the dumpster of a Houston apartment complex.
The 16-year-old girl is not being identified and was taken Tuesday to a hospital for observation. No immediate charge has been filed against her.
A maintenance worker taking out the trash Tuesday morning at the complex in southeast Houston notified police after hearing a noise and finding the newborn in a trash bag.
Police say the infant was breathing when taken to a Houston hospital. The child's condition is unknown but is expected to survive.
The Houston Chronicle reports the infant was found with part of its umbilical cord still attached.