Police Release Images of Mother of Abandoned Baby

Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 14:51



Police in Prince Albert say they will release video images of a woman who abandoned her newborn baby in a Wal-Mart bathroom in the hopes of identifying her.


The surveillance footage, which will be released to the public and media today, shows the mother entering the store and later exiting after giving birth.


The baby boy was found in a store bathroom Monday afternoon by a customer. Wal-Mart staff worked to resuscitate him until an ambulance could take him to hospital.


The baby remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.


His mother is still missing.


Police say her welfare is their main concern, adding no decision has been made on whether to lay charges.


This is the second case involving an abandoned baby in Saskatchewan this year.


In February, a newborn was found on the back step of a Saskatoon home in frigid temperatures.


Courtesy of Broadcast News.