Baby Found Dead in Basket Outside Hos...

Baby Found Dead in Basket Outside Hospital

There are 49 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 27, 2008, titled Baby Found Dead in Basket Outside Hospital. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

" Homicide investigators responded to a Denver area hospital Tuesday night after a dead baby was found inside a basket just outside the hospital.

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“Snowman, you got your ears on?”

Since: May 07

"Eastbound & Down"

#1 Feb 27, 2008
What is wrong with these people? If you don't want your child, give it up for adoption for someone who can't have children or people who will love these innocent babies. People like this make me sick.

“I miss you T!”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#2 Feb 27, 2008
Have you thought that maybe the baby could have been still born? Or that thay thought they were doing the right thing by dropping the baby off in front of the hospital.
Sandy

West Columbia, SC

#3 Feb 27, 2008
If the baby was alive when they dropped it off, I don't know how they could think they were doing the right thing ~ we're talking Denver, CO in the middle of winter!
Probably took 5 minutes for the poor thing to freeze to death.

“Snowman, you got your ears on?”

Since: May 07

"Eastbound & Down"

#4 Feb 27, 2008
GSXR Chick wrote:
Have you thought that maybe the baby could have been still born? Or that thay thought they were doing the right thing by dropping the baby off in front of the hospital.
Most states in the U.S. have baby safe haven laws, allowing people to turn over their babies unharmed to a local receiving organization without the threat of prosecution. Normally, the receiving agency is a hospital emergency room, responsible adult, manned fire department, or police station. You must arrive with the babyunharmed and be handed over to a person---NOT left in a lobby, doorway, or unattended. Very kind, concerned, and professional men and women will help you from there.

So to answer your question...No! You don't just drop the baby off in front of the hospital. What they thought and what they did was both WRONG!

“I miss you T!”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#5 Feb 27, 2008
Sandy wrote:
If the baby was alive when they dropped it off, I don't know how they could think they were doing the right thing ~ we're talking Denver, CO in the middle of winter!
Probably took 5 minutes for the poor thing to freeze to death.
It's not THAT cold right now, it's not like Alaska!

“I miss you T!”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#6 Feb 27, 2008
bandit_ wrote:
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Most states in the U.S. have baby safe haven laws, allowing people to turn over their babies unharmed to a local receiving organization without the threat of prosecution. Normally, the receiving agency is a hospital emergency room, responsible adult, manned fire department, or police station. You must arrive with the babyunharmed and be handed over to a person---NOT left in a lobby, doorway, or unattended. Very kind, concerned, and professional men and women will help you from there.
So to answer your question...No! You don't just drop the baby off in front of the hospital. What they thought and what they did was both WRONG!
I know that most states have safe haven laws, not everyone knows the laws, this could have been a scared teeneager, no, I am not defending this person, but automatically everyone thinks a person that did this is "evil".
And we still don't know if the baby was alive when she/he left it there.

“WHATS A HEADLINE?”

Since: Sep 07

Arvada

#7 Feb 27, 2008
It is winter but I think I didn't get that cold last night.The artical said that someone called from the phone outside,security then went to see what the problem was and found the baby and the baby was already dead.So I doubt the baby froze to death

Here again there is not enough information for me to judge the person that did this.The artical said it was a baby no information about how old the baby was.It could have been still born no one really knows at this point.The person could have been scared and not known what to do.I will wait to judge this person till I have more information.

This is a sad story and hate seeing things like this happen but they do.For all I know it could have been a 15yr. old that was hiding it from her abusive parents.

“WHATS A HEADLINE?”

Since: Sep 07

Arvada

#8 Feb 27, 2008
Here is the artical by 9new here in Denver.

http://www.9news.com/news/top-article.aspx...
Kim

Chapin, SC

#9 Feb 27, 2008
I think that who ever put the baby in a basket and left the baby outside nad this is the time of year when babys are suppose to be in a very warm place. I laso think that who ever the parents are should be taken to jail because thay left a inicent life outside with out food,shelter,and someones love.Who ever the parents are probably were not ready to become parents meaning that they could have put the child in foster care or even been more repsonible and cared for the child hat they gave birth to. I also hope that the parents know that the crime the commited was very wrong and should serve many years in prison for killing a precious baby girl.

R.I.P. precious baby girl, your in a place where someome will care for you.

“I miss you T!”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#10 Feb 27, 2008
Kim wrote:
I think that who ever put the baby in a basket and left the baby outside nad this is the time of year when babys are suppose to be in a very warm place. I laso think that who ever the parents are should be taken to jail because thay left a inicent life outside with out food,shelter,and someones love.Who ever the parents are probably were not ready to become parents meaning that they could have put the child in foster care or even been more repsonible and cared for the child hat they gave birth to. I also hope that the parents know that the crime the commited was very wrong and should serve many years in prison for killing a precious baby girl.
R.I.P. precious baby girl, your in a place where someome will care for you.
Do you realize that the baby COULD HAVE BEEN STILLBORN??? There are not enough fact to judge these people.

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#11 Feb 27, 2008
I have to agree with Nick on this, there really isn't enough information. This could have been a still born baby, the person who dropped it off didn't follow the law to the letter, but they didn't just ABANDON it. They left it and called from the call box. The security guard couldn't have taken that long to walk out to investigate, what maybe 2 mins tops?

Most likely it was stillborn to a scared mother. What her situation is is unknown.

I can not make a judgement here, should she have gone inside? Yeah, if the baby was indeed stillborn if she had would she have been arrested? I don't know the answer to that. The law says the baby must be handed over to a person unharmed. Still born is still born, but if she feared an abuser finding out (parent, pimp, boyfriend) then I can see why she did what she did. Again, not enough facts.
ash

Chapin, SC

#12 Feb 27, 2008
I dont think that was responsiable
Raysmom

Fort Collins, CO

#13 Feb 27, 2008
Obviously, it wasn't the optimum situation or solution, but it could have been lots worse. Toilets, dumpsters, etc. This person must have cared, or why even go to a hospital, call, & risk getting caught? It must have someone who was frightened, but not evil. I hope the girl is OK- we don't know what she's going through- maybe SHE needs a hospital. Poor Baby - what a sad, sad story.
SDP

Columbia, SC

#14 Feb 28, 2008
bandit_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Most states in the U.S. have baby safe haven laws, allowing people to turn over their babies unharmed to a local receiving organization without the threat of prosecution. Normally, the receiving agency is a hospital emergency room, responsible adult, manned fire department, or police station. You must arrive with the babyunharmed and be handed over to a person---NOT left in a lobby, doorway, or unattended. Very kind, concerned, and professional men and women will help you from there.
So to answer your question...No! You don't just drop the baby off in front of the hospital. What they thought and what they did was both WRONG!
That is nice in theory, but in Gaffney a scared teenager followed the law and dropped her child off inside the hospital. Local officials used to surveillance cameras to identify her and drag her through the media. Excellent system.
OMY

Columbia, SC

#16 Feb 28, 2008
So sad but this little angel has gone home. I will pray for the mother as she needs all the prayers. For anyone else out there in trouble please put your baby up for adoption there are loving, wanting couples out there that can not have but through you it is possible for them to have a family.
Stilton Chick

Ridgeland, SC

#17 Feb 28, 2008
WHO EVER KILLED THIS INNOCENT BABY DESERVES TO BE PUT AWAY FOR LIFE AND NOT BE LET OUT OF JAIL EVER AGAIN.

“Poke the bear at your own risk”

Since: Sep 07

Broomfield, CO

#18 Feb 28, 2008
SDP wrote:
<quoted text>
That is nice in theory, but in Gaffney a scared teenager followed the law and dropped her child off inside the hospital. Local officials used to surveillance cameras to identify her and drag her through the media. Excellent system.
That's wrong, do you have a link to the story? Seriously, if they follow the law there should be no consequences PERIOD, media or otherwise.
scoots

Englewood, CO

#19 Feb 28, 2008
Whether the baby was stillborn or born alive, there's no excuse. Bad behavior is bad behavior. No need to be responsible for your actions - someone will excuse it just because . . .

“I miss you T!”

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#20 Feb 28, 2008
scoots wrote:
Whether the baby was stillborn or born alive, there's no excuse. Bad behavior is bad behavior. No need to be responsible for your actions - someone will excuse it just because ...
That was not at all what I was trying to say. Everyone jumps on the bandwagon that this person needs to fry (I have been know to also), but there are just not enough facts. If the baby were alive when it was left, yes, I think whomever it was should take responsibility and do the time, but if she was stillborn, there was nothing that they could do. Maybe they thought that was the right thing to do, thinking that taking a dead baby to the hospital that they would be arrested for not doing anything...know what I mean?
noelany

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Feb 28, 2008
por baby

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