Newborn baby found covered in ants in a bush in Houston, Texas

Deputies at the scene of an apartment compelx where a newborn baby was reportedly found in the bushes

Deputies at the scene of an apartment compelx where a newborn baby was reportedly found in the bushes

Deputies said the baby was left abandoned on a sidewalk in Spring, right outside the apartment.

A newborn baby was found outside a Texas apartment complex on Thursday.

"She had the mucus and the blood and umbilical cord and everything", Peterson told the news station.

'She was covered from head to toe and all in her ears. She wasn't too hard to track down. Harris County appointees discovered that the young lady was not as much as a hour old when she was found, as indicated by the news station.

The trail of blood led investigators back to an apartment in the complex where they found a 21-year-old woman they believe may be the mother of the abandoned baby.

Authorities said they found evidence that the baby was born inside the apartment and then taken outside and placed on the ground.

The baby was taken to a hospital down the street from the apartment complex and is in good condition, KPRC reports.

"Had this neighbor not been here, we'd be looking at a homicide", Gilliland told reporters. It's a miracle the child was found'.

"I'm in shock. There's a hospital, not even a block down the road and if the mother was so anxious about the infant's safety she could've easily gone to drop off the baby", resident Roger Coreas said. He wants custody and so does the baby's maternal grandmother.

Child Protective Services is helping in the investigation.

The girl was taken in to the custody of child protection services.

The child is now in hospital for checks until she is handed over to the CPS. "If you feel like you just can't do it, there's someone out there that can".

Neighbors questioned why the mother had left the baby outside the apartments when there is a hospital less than a block away. She was with a man, but they aren't sure of her connection to him at this time. Prosecutors said they have concerns.

The mother, who was not recognized, could confront charges of youngster relinquishment.

This story is courtesy of KSAT 12's sister station KPRC in Houston.

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