Baby found alive in west Indianapolis trash can


A baby was found alive in a trash can at a business on the west side of Indianapolis Friday night.

The child was found in a bathroom by workers at United Technology Carrier Corporation around 8:15 p.m. The baby was taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to good condition.

Detectives from the IMPD Child Abuse Unit are interviewing employees inside the warehouse to see who the baby belongs to and find out additional information.

The business is across the street from a fire department, which would accept custody of the child under Indiana's Safe Haven law. The law allows a person to give up custody anonymously of a baby less than 30 days old to a hospital emergency room or fire or police station in the state.

Detectives urge anyone with information about the child to call Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.