HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) – Most things left at the back of the Salvation Army are used TVs, old VHS tapes, or unused clothing, but on Tuesday evening someone dropped off an unfortunate first.
“When I came into work today I didn’t expect to hear that a baby was left here where we receive our donations at,” says Anita Boyd of the Salvation Army. “I was pretty much in shock.”
Boyd said she talked with several people Wednsday, worried about the child.
“A lot of people are concerned about that baby. A lot of people are coming and calling asking about the baby,” Boyd added. “They want to know where he is and his welfare, and even about the parents.”
Authorities say the baby found right here was in good warm condition, but signs showed it couldn’t have be more than a couple of days old.
“It still had after birth on it,” says Deputy Adam Harmon of the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department.
“There was blood up under the neck and ear canal. The hair was matted just a little bit with maybe some afterbirth, so the baby hadn’t been cleaned up real well.”