Teen Mom of Abandoned Baby in Custody

St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – A teenager surrendered herself to police Monday morning,  the same woman who abandoned her baby boy in an Ellisville yard last week:

Ellisville Police Chief Tom Felgate says the 19-year-old mother was questioned by detectives, then was arrested.

“We knew who she was and she had been hospitalized with post childbirth issues and we just allowed her enough time to recover from that.”
He expects formal charges of abandoning the baby and child endangerment from the St. Louis County prosecutor later this week.

The teenage mother admits she left the baby last Thursday in a yard in the 100 block of Westridge Parc Lane.

A woman in the neighborhood say a blanket moving, thought it was a litter of puppies and called police.

The child is now in the custody of the state.

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