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Baby Left in Backpack in West Memphis; Police Seeking Mom

October 3, 2003 - Posted at: 7:49 a.m. CDT

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. -- Officials say a newborn baby girl found in a backpack in a West Memphis parking lot is doing well at a hospital.

The child was found in a parking lot along Arkansas 77.  Officials say the infant's umbilical cord was still attached.

Police had received a call telling them a child had been abandoned in a backpack in the bed of a pickup truck parked on a lot near a hospital.  But the truck's owner, a nurse at the hospital, had driven to a plant nursery a few miles away, where a worker heard a cry, opened the backpack and found the infant.

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