Newborn Found in Popeye’s Bathroom Has Homewood Connection

Police say they’re investigating the death of a baby girl who died roughly an hour after she was born.

A newborn baby girl was pronounced dead shortly after she was discovered in a Calumet City Popeye’s restaurant bathroom earlier this week, the Chicago Tribune reports. Police say it was likely the mother gave birth there.

The Lake County coroner’s office identified the child as “Baby Jackson” and associated her with a Homewood address.

Police are conducting an investigation and they claim to have “good leads.” 

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SouthSide April 05, 2013 at 09:00 PM
This is beyond belief. There are countless places to take a baby that you don't want. The hospital that she took herself to, for example. How incredibly selfish. Unforgivable. She should be sterilized and disallowed to ever see her other children.
dawn April 06, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Can you please do me a BIG favor? To write about this without talking about the Baby Safe Haven law is tragic. This is your chance to make a life or death difference in the future for the youngest, most vulnerable of all, a newborn baby. Maybe you can help make the public aware of Baby Safe Haven law? Maybe the next baby will be saved with your help. The Baby Safe Haven law offers a safe, legal, option for a desperate parent in crisis. The law says a parent hand their unharmed baby, 30 days old or younger, to staff at a hospital, fire or police department. No questions asked. If you or someone you know may be hiding a pregnancy or have a baby they don’t feel they can care for, call the national safe haven 24-hour crisis hotline 888-510-BABY (2229) for confidential help. Talk about the law. Tell someone about it. You might save a life. How ironic ... Governor Quinn issued a proclamation for April as being Abandoned Babies month, a month dedicated to increasing awareness of the Baby Safe Haven law. For more information: www.SaveAbandonedBabies.org or Facebook: SaveAbandonedBabies
Joel April 06, 2013 at 12:23 AM
Homewood is changing too fast for my tastes.
DJ Morgan April 06, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Well said, Dawn
Ty avant April 07, 2013 at 06:03 AM
I cant get this our of my head. I was the one who found her
Ty avant April 07, 2013 at 06:10 AM
*out. If I would have went with my first mind... That woman was in the restroom for an hour. Which was my lunch break. I was gonna get the key and walk in on her because I had to use it. But I didnt. Because she peeked her head out and said she had gotten a lil sick, and she just needed to clean up a little. Then when she left she smiled at me, I smiled back and said have a.nice day.... I will never forget the devils face
Danielle Krall April 07, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Oh Ty, I am sorry. I would never recover from that. What gets me most, is that people don't understand, not only Safe Haven, but adoption in general. My aunt couldn't have children, and her and my uncle were on a wait list for a long time before she passed. Most people who choose to adopt, pay the medical expenses for the mother. Seriously, there are so many options where the baby has a chance at life. That baby, that poor sweet angel, she may have grown up to cure cancer, bring on world peace, save a hundred lives or even just one. And because some selfish sad excuse of a human being, another precious life is lost. This is truly a sad world we live in these days.
carmelle goss April 08, 2013 at 02:36 PM
people like these should be prosecuted, There is not enough punishment for these people that are known for a fact, to have done an actual crime.
SouthSide April 08, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Joel: What on earth does your comment have to do with this story?
dawn April 10, 2013 at 10:04 PM
Does anyone know if the mother was arrested? And any of those details?


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