Newborn baby left abandoned at doorstep of Mesa home, police say

A baby no more than a day old was left abandoned in a blanket at the doorstep of a Mesa home in the heat and officers are glad the homeowner answered the door.
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 1:24 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 22, 2022 at 2:43 PM MST
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MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Police are investigating after a newborn baby was left on the doorstep of a random home in east Mesa on Friday. Around 11:30 a.m., police were called to a home near 56th Street and McKellips Road. An elderly woman said someone rang the doorbell, and she thought it was a package delivery. When she opened the door, she found a baby on the ground and called 911.

Police say the child, who was wrapped in a blanket, doesn’t appear to be more than a day old. The newborn was taken to a hospital for observation and should be OK. Detectives are investigating and asking that anyone with information call the Mesa Police Department. The non-emergency line is (480) 644-2211, option 2.

A baby was found on the doorstep of a home in Mesa on Friday afternoon.
A baby was found on the doorstep of a home in Mesa on Friday afternoon.(Arizona's Family)