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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Case of Abandoned Baby Found in Trash Can

UPDATE: Police have arrested a woman they say is the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned in a trash can at an Indianapolis business.  

Detectives arrested 22-year-old Briana Holland of Indianapolis early Saturday on a preliminary charge of neglect of dependent.

Investigators say Holland gave birth to the unnamed infant at the United Technology Carrier Corporation building and then abandoned the child in a restroom.

IMPD spokesman, Ofc. Kendale Adams, says Holland is an employee at the facility. Co-workers statements led investigators to her.

The child is in good condition at Riley Hospital for Children in the custody of case workers with the Department of Child Services.



An abandoned baby was found in a trash can on the city’s west side Friday evening.

The child was found in a bathroom in the Carrier Corporation building in the 7300 block of West Morris Street just after 8 p.m., officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Sources told RTV6 the baby was less than one hour old when it was discovered.

The baby was alive and was taken to Riley Hospital for Children. Officials confirmed the child was in good condition.

Few other details were released.

The Indiana Safe Haven Law was passed 14 years ago to prevent similar circumstances from happening.

The law came about after someone dropped off a newborn in front of Community North Hospital in 2000, just yards from the entrance.

That baby died before being found by hospital employees.

According to the law, a parent, family member, friend, minister or priest, social worker or any responsible adult may give up custody of a baby less than 30 days old to a hospital emergency room, fire station or police station in Indiana.

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