Authorities search for woman they say abandoned newborn at Tucson airport

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According to Fox 5, police are convinced the woman delivered the baby boy at a concourse bathroom before cutting the umbilical cord and taking the child to a different bathroom located near a vehicle rental counter next to the baggage claim area.

After reviewing the video and talking to witnesses, airport police now believe that it's possible the woman gave birth to the baby in a restroom in Concourse B shortly before 9 p.m., then took the baby to the family restroom in the baggage claim area to clean up, according to the release.

An airport custodian saw the woman leave the restroom and asked her if she was okay after seeing a pool of blood on the floor. A rental call employee found the boy and a note.

Authorities have released photos of the woman they say left a newborn at the Tucson International Airport in January.

The note further read in the voice of a newborn: "Please help me".

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At the end of the note, the mother pleaded, "I just want what is best for him and it's not me". Airport spokeswoman Jessie Butler told the Post in a statement that the baby is in the custody of the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

Ms Quintana also found the bloodied clothes in the bathroom rubbish bin.

The baby was then taken to a nearby hospital and is said to be in a healthy condition. She can't and unfit to deal with me. The first part of the note appeared to be written from the newborn's perspective. Criminal charges have yet to be determined, the Arizona Daily Star reported, and the woman remains unidentified.

Arizona has a "safe haven" law, meaning a newborn - no more than 3 days old - can be left at hospitals, churches, fire houses and similar locations. Airport officials are trying to identify the mother, "but we've exhausted our resources", Butler said in a statement. There are a lot of different things that are probably going through a mother's mind.

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