A newborn baby has been found dead in a McDonald’s bathroom in Phoenix – and police are asking for the public’s help in locating a woman seen in surveillance footage.
Officers responded to the burger joint near 33rd Avenue and Indian School Road around 2 p.m. Sunday and found the child inside the bathroom, KFAR reported.
The baby was pronounced dead at the scene, officers said.
Police released surveillance footage showing a person of interest, a woman wearing a black Calvin Klein shirt, black pants and sandals.
She tries to open a door, then walks back into the dining room before stepping out of view of the camera.
Police Sergeant. Philip Krynsky told KOLD that detectives are investigating the shocking case, adding that no one has been arrested so far.
Autopsy results are pending, police said.
Police believe witnesses left the restaurant before police arrived.
Anyone with information is asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers.
There have been several recent incidents of newborn babies being abandoned in public.
In January, a newborn baby was found abandoned in an Air Mauritius plane toilet after the mother gave birth mid-flight and allegedly threw the boy in the trash.
Also that month, a teenage girl was captured on video dumping her newborn baby in a dumpster in New Mexico – only to have the child found alive hours later by three people dig through the trash.
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