Premature baby dies after being found abandoned on the street by nurse

A PREMATURE baby that was found outside an apartment building on Friday died despite attempts to save the infant.

The child was found wrapped in a blanket outside a Houston apartment building at 1.45am, according to police.

The baby was discovered in a blanket outside an apartment building before being pronounced dead, police said

The baby was discovered in a blanket outside an apartment building before being pronounced dead, police saidCredit: Getty Images

Investigators were working to determine where the infant, which they described as a “very, very small fetus,” came from after a family called 911.

The Houston Police Department said that a 15-year-old girl claimed she went to her mom’s car to grab something and found the baby near a fence.

KPRC-TV reported that the girl went inside and got her mom, who was a nurse.

The mother tried to save the baby after contacting authorities.

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Meanwhile, the teen girl called her dad and said the baby was hers and that she panicked and put the infant outside, KRPC reported.

“The infant was found to be an extremely premature baby delivered by a young teen afraid to inform her family she was pregnant,” Houston police wrote in a news release.

“The girl initially stated she found the baby to get him to a hospital. However, she later admitted the baby was her child.”

The infant was pronounced dead shortly after the discovery, police said. The baby’s mother was unhurt, according to investigators.

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No charges were expected to be filed and an autopsy was scheduled, according to the police statement.

The investigation was ongoing as of early Friday and police asked anyone with information to come forward.

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