MARSHVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Deputies in North Carolina discovered a newborn baby alive inside of a plastic bag Wednesday afternoon, a sheriff’s office said.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home near Marshville around 2 p.m. after receiving a call from a hospital that a baby may be near the location.
Investigators heard faint crying sounds and found the baby boy inside of a bag that was covered in leaves and hidden near a fence, officials said. The child appeared to have been recently born, according to the statement. The infant was taken to a hospital for care. His condition wasn’t given.
The sheriff’s office did not immediately identify any suspects, citing pending criminal charges.
Marshville is about 35 miles southeast of Charlotte.