Sunday, May 22, 2011

Newborn Found In Trash Compactor At Brooklyn Housing Project

UPDATED 5;30 PM A newborn baby was found in a trash compactor in a Brooklyn housing project Sunday, and police were looking to speak with his mother.

Investigators say a janitor at 102 North Portland Avenue in the Walt Whitman Houses in Fort Greene heard the baby's cries coming from the compactor at around 9:20 a.m.

Police believe the baby was tossed down a garbage chute, which is connected to the compactor.

The baby was in stable condition in Brooklyn Hospital.

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit

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