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Cops: Person who left baby on Brentwood porch still a mystery

Suffolk police on Sunday said they were continuing to search for whoever left a 6-week-old baby girl in a shoe box on the porch of a Brentwood home on Thursday, police said.

Police would not reveal any possible developments in the case, the baby’s exact whereabouts, or updated information on her condition.

“We don’t comment on ongoing investigations and we typically don’t provide information on ongoing investigations,” a Suffolk County police spokeswoman said Sunday afternoon. “The baby went into the custody of [Child Protective Services].”

A 14-year-old who lives at the home, located on Washington Avenue, told police he found the baby shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday and family members brought the newborn inside and called 911.

The teenager told police he first heard the baby’s cries and then spotted her on the porch, police said, a bottle of milk laying at her side.

The baby was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where doctors determined her to be in good health, police said.

A nursing supervisor said Sunday that authorities asked hospital staff not to release any further information about the baby since the matter remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact at Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All information will be kept confidential.


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