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Hamden woman charged after eight-month-old baby found in dumpster in New Haven

Officers responded to responded to Presidential Gardens at 573 Dixwell Avenue around 2:00 p.m.
Credit: FOX61

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The New Haven Police Department is conducting an investigation after maintenance workers found a baby in a dumpster outside a Newhallville apartment building.

New Haven Police has confirmed a 24-year-old woman is being charged for the abandonment of the eight-month-old girl. The woman who is not the infant's mother is being held at New Haven Police headquarters. 

The baby girl is in stable condition at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital and is being treated for burns to both hands.

Earlier Monday afternoon, officers responded to Presidential Gardens at 573 Dixwell Avenue around 2:00 p.m. and requested that emergency crews also respond to the location.

The woman charged is expected to be arraigned in court Tuesday. 

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