Abandoned infant doing well in DCF custody

Published On: Feb 03 2014 11:02:58 AM EST
DEBARY, Fla. -

A baby girl left at a central Florida fire station is doing well in state custody.

Department of Children and Families spokesman John Harrell told the Daytona Beach News-Journal the 6-week-old girl is in good health. She was left at a fire station in DeBary on Dec. 16 because her mother didn't want her and was rescued by a newspaper carrier.

The child spent a few days at an Orlando children's hospital.

Officials say a 53-year-old man who was dating the child's mother told them he found the baby outside a convenience store in 40-degree weather. Deputies later learned the mother had asked him to leave the child at the fire station.

He flagged down a newspaper carrier who called 911.

For now, the child remains in DCF custody.

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