Police find mother of abandoned baby found wrapped up in towel on neighbor's porch

UPPER DARBY, Pennsylvania -- Police say they have located the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned on a porch earlier this week.

The mother is a 15-year-old township resident.

She is going to be charged with recklessly endangering the welfare of a child.

Her parents were unaware of the situation, police say.

The baby girl was released from the hospital Thursday and placed into foster care.

According to police, the hours-old newborn baby girl was left abandoned on Tuesday.

Resident Terrell Phillips says the baby was found wrapped in a little white blanket on a porch.

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Police in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania are asking for the public's help after they say a newborn baby was found abandoned on Tuesday.

"I picked it up, and as I picked it up the towel was unraveling and I saw the baby still had the umbilical cord on it," said Phillips.

The baby was left on the porch of Phillips' neighbor, Tom Dailey, who was just getting home from work.

"He said, 'Mr. Tom, what is this?,' and he says 'There's a baby here,'" recalled Dailey.
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