Skip to comments.Infant, abandoned on Northeast doorstep in freezing temperatures, dies
Posted on 01/16/2012 10:42:55 AM PST by KingofZion
An infant girl found wrapped in a towel on the front steps of a Northeast residence late Sunday night later died, and police are investigating the case as a homicide.
A resident of the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE, was walking home when he saw the unidentified infant on the steps of another home in the same block, police said Tuesday morning. After finding the baby cold and unconscious, he brought the baby into his home and called 911.
Police and Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene shortly after 11:30 p.m. and found a neighbor performing CPR on the infant. The baby was then taken to Childrens National Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:21 a.m. on Monday.
Lt. Robert Alder, a homicide supervisor for the Metropolitan Police, said that detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the death of the baby, described as an African American infant less than one week old. Detectives hope that they can speak to the parent or parents who left the child on the stoop, Alder said, and are awaiting autopsy results expected Monday.
This is a tragedy, an infant left out in the cold at night, Alder said.
Temperatures at Reagan National Airport dipped below freezing between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday night, and at the time the baby was found before midnight, temperatures were hovering at about 28 degrees, according to National Weather Service records.
In 2009, the District enacted the Safe Haven law, which allows parents of unwanted babies less than a week old to drop them off at hospitals and fire or police stations without risk of prosecution, as long as the child remains unharmed. It was unclear why the baby was left at the specific doorstep on Channing Street.
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My God. This little angel is in the warm,comforting Arms of the Father right now,safe and sound. Now find the ghoul(s) who did this to this child and SLAM them under the jail.
“It was unclear why the baby was left at the specific doorstep on Channing Street.”
Funny...it’s not unclear to US!!!
"Funny...its not unclear to US!!!"
Some of us are not familiar with "happenings" on Channing Street. Enlighten us, please.
I don’t believe the point is Channing St., but how these little things are just an inconvenience to some people and have to be dealt with.
Just ask Obama, the method here might not be what he likes to see, but he is perfectly fine with the end result I’m sure.
Yep, I guess the “punishment” was too much for them.
Foundlings go back a long time.
Sad. Very sad.
And no moral difference whatsoever between this and the “legal” killing that would have been allowed any time during the nine months of pregnancy.
Except the latter evil would have had the sanction of the representatives of We the People.
With most places having the safe haven laws why would anyone leave a baby outside unless hey intended it to die.It would’ve been just as easy to abandon i in a shopping cart inside of a store or some other warm place.
Alder is from the homicide division. He knows the right word.
An excuse along the lines of the jerks who leave their kids in locked cars in 90 degree + weather in the summer.
Some of us are not familiar with “happenings” on Channing Street. Enlighten us, please.”
I’ll enlighten you...when a country loses its moral compass to the point that killing infants even when abandoning them carries no penalty, not even notification of birth, you have....US.
How’s that? Clear?
Do they not have a program where infants can be dropped off at locations with firefighters?
I was thinking the same thing. Just walk to the nearest police, fire or ambulance service and step in, drop him off, and leave without having to say a single word.
Hope they find who did this and justice is served, but in all reality a good lawyer and a PPD defense will probably plea it down to time served and counseling.
“Foundlings go back a long time. “
Typically, not in deadly weather. And not usually in a healthy society, one that actually encourages “giving them up” at any warm government building.
I don’t oppose the safe drop off sites, I just don’t think they do much good.
Anyone crazy or evil enough to abandon their baby in such a way is not likely to be affected by a safe drop off option.
Anyway, anyone can place a baby for adoption. It’s no crime, never has been. There is no sanction.
So whoever dumps the baby is either irrational or evil. They aren’t thinking about much else.
This was more like infant exposure - which I guess also goes back a long time :0(
Hows that? Clear?
I suppose that person would be haunted by the thought that one day the child will grow up, and find out who their biological parent was, and have to come face-to-face with them. I could see where people that evil wouldn't want to face that possibility.
If the mother had instead gone to a Planned Parenthood clinic a week earlier and had a doctor kill the baby, we would instead be celebrating her right to choose.
Some of us are not familiar with “happenings” on Channing Street. Enlighten us, please.
How was that answer? Clear? Were you expecting something else? Fishing with a little race bait? Feel “enlightened?”
Poor baby/ I hope they find whoever left her there to die, considering her as just an inconvenient byproduct of recreational sex.
I can only say that it’s a good thing garbage disposals are so small.
Possibly...I would be surprised though if the resident didn’t know the perpetrator.
Some abortion clinic workers who have converted claim many clinics dump the bodies of babies in the garbage disposal so that us crazy pro-lifers don’t dig them out of dumpsters & give them a proper burial, as many priests have done.
Oh yeah, the abortion industry is more depraved than people realize.
With Safe Haven laws in place, there’s NO REASON for this. Just disgusting.
“Some of us are not familiar with “happening” on Channing Street”
I do believe that area is just over the P.G. County line. No, it isn’t a “nice” place. It is one of the rougher sections.
OK...I need therapy...for the rest of the afternoon I'm planning my escape to the south seas when the shtf...lets see the checklist...dvds...ramen noodles...rolling papers...fishhooks...
This is very similar to a late term abortion. The only difference was the baby was not cut into pieces and thrown into a dumpster.
thanks for saying that... it always makes me crazy when people excuse that too.
They usually point out that “they were not used to” dealing w/the child so that is why they forgot it, but remembered their briefcase and dry cleaning.
The 3,000 Block of Channing is not one of the rougher places in DC, In fact it isn’t a bad neighborhood as far as Washington neighborhoods are concerned.
It is not far from the DC line Between South Dakota and New York Avenue’s , Bladensburg Rd. and New York Ave.
Obviously, as FReepers, we agree that abortion is horrific & a national crime. But I do believe, IMHO, that the “industry” as sanitized itself in the public arena. I was always “pro-life”, but I truthfully didn’t give it much thought. It seemed like this nice little clinical, surgical procedure. Then one day, something moved me to start reading. When I realized the absolute horrifying nature of what is actually done & how truly evil these people are, I’ve never looked at it the same
I wish more people knew the truth. That’s why I support showing graphic images of aborted babies - torn apart, dismembered, & bloody. People need to wake up.