Newborn baby abandoned with heartbreaking note on Florida doorstep

Posted: Updated:
ORLANDO, Fla. (WKMG/CNN/KAKE) -

Police are investigating after a 1-day-old baby boy was found wrapped in a T-shirt and with a note on a woman’s doorstep in a Florida apartment complex.

Althea Brown still cannot believe someone left the newborn on her doorstep Saturday morning at Willow Key Apartments in Orlando, Fla.

"It's incomprehensible to me," she said. "I don't know if it's a neighbor or not or if it was just somebody that decided to use this place as their escape."

Brown had already left for work when she got a call from a neighbor, who said they heard the sound of a baby crying. Officers with the Orlando Police Department found the 1-day-old wrapped in a T-shirt on Brown’s doorstep.

A note left with the newborn states, in part, "I had him in the bathroom alone. His dad tried to kill us. Please keep him secret and take him to hospital. Dad a very dangerous man."

The baby appeared to be in good health. He was taken to a local children’s hospital.

"I don't know who it is. I don't know who did what, so I don't know what's in their head,” Brown said.

Police are still investigating the incident, and the Florida Department of Children and Families was notified. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the police department.

Officers are also reminding the public that before 7 days old, an unwanted newborn in Florida can be taken to a hospital or fire station. There are no criminal repercussions in such cases.

Copyright 2019 WKMG via CNN. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSNewsMore>>

  • Halstead overrun with cats, humane society spaying and neutering

    Halstead overrun with cats, humane society spaying and neutering

    Feral cats are running rampant in Halstead and residents are fed up with the problem. 

    Feral cats are running rampant in Halstead and residents are fed up with the problem. 

  • Community invited to KAKE-TV's 65th Anniversary Celebration

    Community invited to KAKE-TV's 65th Anniversary Celebration

    Everyone is invited to celebrate KAKE-TV's 65th anniversary at a special community event.  

    Everyone is invited to celebrate KAKE-TV's 65th anniversary at a special community event.  

  • Residents call state of Mayor's race "dirty"

    Residents call state of Mayor's race "dirty"

    The decision of who should lead the City of Wichita has become more controversial than some voters had suspected.

    The decision of who should lead the City of Wichita has become more controversial than some voters had suspected.

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE