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Newborn found on Central California road in frigid temperatures

Authorities are searching for the mother of a newborn girl found in the middle of a rural road in Central California in near-freezing temperatures.

KFSN-TV reports the baby, believed to be only hours old, was covered with just a blanket when a newspaper carrier found her before dawn Monday on the center line of a road in Madera County. The child is hospitalized in good condition and is expected to recover.

Sheriff’s officials said a man walking about 4:30 a.m. was approached by a woman in a white SUV who asked him to take her baby. He refused and suggested she take the newborn to a hospital.

The newspaper carrier discovered the baby a short time later and brought her into a vehicle to keep her warm.

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