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JACKSONVILLE, IL (KPLR) – An abandoned newborn baby was found in Jacksonville, Illinois is doing well this evening.

Police say the baby was found inside a trash bin Saturday morning. Athourities say the infant had been in the container for less than 12 hours before someone found it.

Police are still searching for the baby’s mother and have not released the baby’s gender or where it was found.

Investigators say it was fortunate someone found the baby early in the morning before the temperature in the bin got hot enough to cause heat related health problems.

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