Canadian Police Appeal on YouTube To Identify Abandoned 8-month-old Baby
A sad and mysterious story from Toronto.
Last week, someone abandoned a baby girl in a parking lot stairwell. The sleeping child was there for two hours in -16 degree cold until a passer-by found her and called 911. The baby was rushed to hospital, where doctors found she had bruising and signs of trauma.
This case is extremely unusual. Abandoned newborn babies are tragically something we’ve all heard about. But this baby appears to be about 8 months old, possibly older if past neglect has stunted her growth and development.
Toronto detectives have been canvasing the local area and despite media coverage, they are surprised that no-one has claimed, or identified the baby girl. They speculate she might be from out of the area, possibly abandoned by a parent, or perhaps she was abducted by a someone, then abandoned?
So enterprising detectives have placed security camera footage on video website YouTube in the hope that someone can identify the car or driver. The video was taken by a far-away camera and very grainy, but perhaps it will strike someone as familiar.
The baby, named Angelica-Leslie by rescuers, is still in the hospital.
I can only hope that if she was indeed from an abusive family, that in a bizarre way, this is the best thing that could have happened to her. I hope that she will recover, and be adopted by loving new parents and can start a new, happier life.
So please watch the YouTube video – can you shed any light on this case? What do YOU think happened?