Newborn abandoned in shopping cart

By Vivian Padilla, KNXV

TEMPE, Ariz. -- (KNXV) -- Police are investigating why a newborn baby girl was abandoned in Tempe on Sunday night.

According to police, the girl was found shortly before 8 p.m. in a parking lot near Apache Boulevard and Dorsey Lane in Tempe.

Tempe police say a person walking through the area reported the information to a store manager, who then found the girl. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and was placed inside a backpack. The backpack was inside a shopping cart.

The baby was taken to a hospital where she was found to be in good health.

Police say the African-American girl was also born on Sunday and still had at least a part of the umbilical cord attached.

Police say the child was left at a Food City just 50 feet away from a safe haven location.

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