BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating after a newborn baby was found in a dumpster at an apartment complex west of Boca Raton.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said two people walking in the Alister Boca Raton apartments heard a baby crying Wednesday morning and found the newborn in a dumpster.
Barbera said the baby girl, who weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, was taken to an area hospital.
"DCF has an open investigation and the child is safe in the department's care," department spokeswoman Paige Patterson-Hughes said Thursday in an email.
Patterson-Hughes referred all other inquiries to Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies.
Barbera said detectives are also investigating.