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San Diego

A baby girl about 8 months old was apparently abandoned in the waiting area of the children’s ward of Mercy Hospital on Monday, police said.

The child was discovered shortly before 2 p.m. by a secretary who works on the fourth floor of the hospital, which is the pediatric ward, said police spokesman Bill Robinson.

The 21-pound infant was described as fair-skinned, with brown hair and blue eyes, and was wearing a pink dress, Robinson said.

Hospital employees searched nearby floors for the parents, but no one claimed the child, Robinson said.

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The girl was taken by police to the Hillcrest receiving home.


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