Emporia police are trying to find the mother of a newborn who was left in a trash bin soon after birth.


Emporia police are trying to find the mother of a newborn who was left in a trash bin soon after birth.

Police say apartment maintenance staff members found the full-term baby around Friday morning in a Dumpster near an apartment complex. The child was taken to a hospital, and police said Friday the baby was doing fine.

KVOE reports investigators have contacted schools in Emporia and hospitals across eastern Kansas seeking information on the mother. Police say she may need medical treatment.

The gender of the baby and other details are not being released.