According to reports, the newborn baby was found abandoned in a cardboard box. Troopers responded to a report of an abandoned baby found around 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The baby was reportedly found by a local resident who posted a video on social media of the note and the baby wrapped in blankets. Temperatures at the time were in the single digits, according to the National Weather Service.
According to reports, the baby was found abandoned in a cardboard box in Alaska with an attached note from the child’s mother who said she could not afford to feed her baby.
Authorities said the newborn baby was reportedly found by Roxy Lane, who posted a video on Facebook of the note and the baby wrapped in blankets.
“Please help me!!! was born today on December 31, 2021 (at) 6 a.m. I was born 12 weeks premature. My mom was 28 weeks when she had me. My parents and grandparents don’t have food or money to raise me. They NEVER wanted to do this to me.” the note said.
“My mom is so sad to do this. Please take me and find me a LOVING FAMILY. My parents are begging whoever finds me. My name is Teshawn.” the note continued.
The newborn baby was taken by EMS to a local hospital and was found to be in good health, according to reports.
Roxy Lane reportedly wrote in the Facebook post that she had found the newly born infant in a cardboard box near a row of mailboxes by her home.
She said: “I’ve been processing my feelings all day and running through all the different scenarios and reasons, with my bf and family, as to why something like this could have happened.”
She also pleaded with anyone who knew the mother to reach out, as she may be in need of medical attention or might be in a desperate situation, feeling abandoned herself, according to reports.
Roxy Lane also wrote:
“Clearly, someone in our community felt so lost and hopeless that they made probably the hardest choice of their lives to leave that innocent life on the side of the road with nothing but some blankets and a name. But she named him! There’s some love there, even if she made a terrible decision.”
Authorities in Alaska are working to identify the abandoned baby boy’s mother. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.