Newborn baby boy found dead in duffel bag outside Chicago fire station, police say

Chicago police investigating after a newborn was found dead outside a CFD firehouse early Saturday.

1/16/2022 3:15:00 AM

A newborn baby boy was found dead in a duffel bag outside a Near North Chicago fire station early Saturday morning, according to police.

Chicago police investigating after a newborn was found dead outside a CFD firehouse early Saturday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A newborn baby boy was found dead inside a duffel bag outside a Near North Chicago fire station early Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Police Department.Officers were called to the station in the 1000 block of North Orleans Street at around 5 a.m., police said.

It's not yet clear how long the baby had been outside.RELATED: Surveillance video records as woman throws baby in dumpster in New Mexico, police say"Illinois' Safe Haven law is a safe way for parents who make the difficult choice to give up a newborn for adoption. Handing over a newborn to a Firefighter or Paramedic directly at a firehouse can help facilitate the safest outcome. No questions asked and no judgment given," CFD said in a tweet.

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Email CHICAGO (WLS) -- A newborn baby boy was found dead inside a duffel bag outside a Near North Chicago fire station early Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Police Department. Officers were called to the station in the 1000 block of North Orleans Street at around 5 a.m., police said. It's not yet clear how long the baby had been outside. RELATED: Surveillance video records as woman throws baby in dumpster in New Mexico, police say "Illinois' Safe Haven law is a safe way for parents who make the difficult choice to give up a newborn for adoption. Handing over a newborn to a Firefighter or Paramedic directly at a firehouse can help facilitate the safest outcome. No questions asked and no judgment given," CFD said in a tweet. Illinois' Safe Haven law is a safe way for parents who make the difficult choice to give up a newborn for adoption. Handing over a newborn to a Firefighter or Paramedic directly at a firehouse can help facilitate the safest outcome. No questions asked and no judgment given. — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia)