The mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned on a porch in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania earlier this week has been identified and will face charges, police said.
Upper Darby police tweeted that the mother is a 15-year-old township resident. They did not release her name.
The juvenile female is going to be charged with recklessly endangering the welfare of a child. Her parents didn’t know she was pregnant, police said.
Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood said the juvenile had the baby girl in a bathroom and cut the umbilical cord herself.
She then left the baby on the porch of resident Terrell Phillips’s neighbor, Tom Dailey, who was just getting home from work.
Phillips said the baby was found wrapped in a little blanket on a porch around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
“I picked it up and as I picked it up the towel was unraveling and I saw the baby still had the umbilical cord on it,” said Phillips.
The baby girl was released from Delaware County Hospital Thursday and is now in the custody of CYS Foster Care.