EVERETT — The newborn boy who was found in a garbage bin at a south Everett apartment complex Friday night is in stable condition and is expected to survive, Everett police spokesman Aaron Snell said.
Now, major crimes detectives are asking anyone with information about how the child ended up in a commercial trash compactor at the Mirabella Apartments to call 911 or the police department’s tip line at 425-257-8450.
“Somebody out there knows something,” Snell said Saturday. “We’re hoping they can help us.”
There is no indication when or why the newborn was left in the bin at the apartments in the 800 block of 112th Street SE.
A woman who was working at the apartments called 911 at about 8:20 p.m. after hearing crying. Officers found the baby and took him to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
To protect unwanted children from being hurt or killed, Washington has a law that allows parents to leave a newborn who is up to three-days-old with a worker at a fire station or hospital emergency room, no questions asked.
Under Safe Haven Infant Protection laws, a parent can give up custody anonymously and without criminal repercussions as long as the child shows no signs of intentional abuse.
Child protective services is then called to care for the baby. The parent is referred to emotional and legal support services.