A newborn baby girl was found abandoned at a suburban Houston apartment complex.
Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Gilliland says only the alertness of the complex resident who found the baby before dawn Thursday saved the child from dying.
Police estimated the baby to be about an hour hold when it was discovered.
She was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in good condition, KPRC reported.
KPRC reports a resident at the complex in north Harris County heard the baby crying as he was on his way to work.
John Baldwin, who recorded the shocking video, added to the news station: 'I was like "Hey, there's a baby outside on the sidewalk". "It's a miracle the child was found".
A sunny Sunday with low humidity
Thursday will be similar, with mostly sunny skies , very low humidity, and high temperatures in the lower 80s. As forecasted, Saturday did come with a fair share of showers and thunderstorms.
"She walked all the way around that corner bleeding", Peterson said, pointing in the direction. However, on closer inspection Peterson discovered a newborn baby girl, coated in dirt and covered in ants - even in her ears - and lying in the flowerbed. "She was there on the ground in the flower bed with ants".
Local police tracked down the father and the 21-year-old mother by following a trail of blood that led to a home at Cypress Creek apartments. Initially, the occupants of the apartment at the end of the blood trail reportedly refused to answer the knocks at the door by the deputies.
The mother, who was not identified, could face charges of child abandonment. He took the baby to his apartment and called 911.
The newborn will remain in the hospital's custody until custody proceedings are finished, Child Protective Services on Friday.
Investigators believe the woman gave birth to the baby in that apartment and then left the baby outside.
Appointees asked individuals to recall that Texas' Safe Haven Law, otherwise called the Baby Moses Law, enables guardians to surrender kids more youthful than 60 days old at doctor's facilities, fire stations or kid welfare organizations.