Metro asking for help to find abandoned baby's mom

Infant was found in apartment complex dumpster

Mitch Kelly
December 02, 2020 - 5:34 am

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Metro Police have asked for the public’s help to find the mother of a newborn girl found crying in a trash bag at at the Silver Palms apartments at Lake Mead and Jones over the weekend. The baby, which was found with the umbilical cord still attached, is expected to survive.

A Metro spokesman reminded the public of a no-questions-asked “safe haven” law in Nevada that lets parents leave a child under 30 days old at a hospital, fire station or emergency care facility without facing arrest or prosecution.

Anyone who may have more information on the case is urged to call Metro Police. You can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at 702-385-5555 or by going online to