Chicago police release photo of newborn found in dresser drawer in Northwest Side alley

The baby boy, less than a week old, was discovered about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of North Oak Park Avenue in Montclare.

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Photo of newborn discovered in a dresser drawer in the 2300 block of North Oak Park Avenue.

Departamento de Policía de Chicago

The Chicago police have released a photo of a newborn left in a dresser drawer in a Northwest Side alley Tuesday, seeking help from anyone who may know the baby boy’s family.

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The baby, less than a week old, was discovered about 8:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Oak Park Avenue in Montclare, according to police.

He was taken in good condition to Lurie Children’s Hospital. The boy had no visible injuries, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

Officials with the city’s Department of Streets and Sanitation said there was garbage pick-up in the area Tuesday, and any furniture discarded in the alley would have been collected.

In Illinois, parents who can’t care for a newborn may anonymously surrender a baby up to 30 days old at hospitals, emergency medical care facilities, police and fire stations.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area Five detectives at 312-746-6554.

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