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8 month old baby dumped!!

January 31st, 2008, 05:08 PM
OMG what is wrong with people???!! SICK!!!


Thu, January 31, 2008

Whimper saves babyPasserby finds 8-month-old girl left to die in frigid stairwell

Do you recognize this baby? If so, police want to hear from you.

It was a whimper that saved her life.

Toronto Police say a shopper using the concrete stairwell of a two-level garage at the Finch-Leslie Square Mall first thought she walked past a doll lying face down.

But as she continued walking the "doll" whimpered, said Staff-Sgt. Don Cole of 33 Division. The passerby grabbed the eight-month-old girl and called police.

"If she would have been left for several more hours, it clearly would be a homicide, and this is why we're concerned for the safety of the parents and any other siblings," Cole said.

Today, police released photographs of the clothing the little girl was wearing when she was found.

Cole said yesterday police are looking for a green 1997 to 2000, four-door Ford Escort that was caught on surveillance video. The camera also shows someone leaving the baby in the stairwell about two hours before she was found at 12:30 p.m.

Cole said the video shows some of the injuries -- bruises, scrapes and a bloody nose -- that covered the baby's body.

Late last night, Cole said they were withholding a description of the person seen abusing the baby on the video because police were hoping he or she would turn themself in.

The child also showed signs of exposure from the -14C temperature in the stairwell, but has been treated at hospital and is in good condition.

With huge brown eyes and thin, frizzy dark hair, the adorable tot was not dressed for the extreme weather.

"Nothing, dumped in a stairwell ... dressed in a jumper, face down on a concrete floor, not dressed for the weather," Cole said.


"Green hat, and that's basically it. Just a couple of shirts underneath that."

The frigid stairwell is barren, with only a lone security camera perched above where the baby was found.

A crumpled Chinese restaurant flyer and the stale smell of urine were all that remained.

"Luckily, the kid had whimpered a little bit as the witness was about to leave the stairwell," Cole said. "It startled her and she went back and said, 'Holy cow! This is a baby.'

"There's a stroke of luck here."

Peter Ng, who runs a pharmacy in the mall, said the area was quite busy around the time the baby was found.

"You don't want to think that a baby was being abused," Ng said. "To think it happened here, right on our doorstep. You hear of babies being abandoned and you think it would happen somewhere else, far away."

He said police had stopped by his shop and asked if he had heard or seen anyone having an argument or family fight of any kind, but he said he hadn't.

By 8 p.m., police had wrapped up their work at the scene and taken down their command post, concentrating instead on the search for the Escort.

Initially, police were reluctant to release the make of the vehicle because they didn't want to jeopardize their investigation, but at a press conference late last night Cole said it was necessary to share more information with the public in the hopes someone would come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 416-808-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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January 31st, 2008, 06:11 PM
You have to wonder what is going on in some people's minds.
I'm glad that she is okay, unlike those two poor kids out west who died from exposure.

January 31st, 2008, 06:17 PM
Poor sweet baby, they said tonight that she was thrown against the pavement when she was dumped.

Yes I heard about those 2 little sisters!!! OMG how horrible, and sad, they were found in only diapers and t-shirts!!:cry:

January 31st, 2008, 08:02 PM
Unbelievable! I sit and wonder sometimes what the people in this world are turning into.

Our society is seriously in need of a slap in the face and a good dose of compassion.

January 31st, 2008, 08:03 PM
I heard about those 2 cases and another woman that left her baby in the car (yep , during this cold weather!) while she was at an appointment ! :wall:

I still can't believe those 2 poor babies that died in the snow. :sad:

January 31st, 2008, 10:08 PM
I was just sick, sick when I heard both those stories.

The two little girls just reconfirm to me that reservations do not work.... and we need to get rid of them. These people need to live in society with the rest of us, not in their own little third world countries. It's sad that the government has let this problem just get progressively worse over the years... and still pretends to be powerless to do anything to remedy it... duh... (and don't get me started on how poorly animals are treated on those reserves... even on the news tonight, a beautiful white dog, barking away in -30-40, looked like one eye almost froze over...)

And the one dumped in the stairwell... man the thing that gets me the most is that it is all over the news and no one has come forward to id her or the car. Someone knows something. And man do I hope both these jerkasses get what they deserve.

No sooner had that story about the two girls come out, than the news was asking the question who's to blame.... the father or society for his situation. Um... him... he's a dumbass. He chose to drink and there is no way those little girls should be the only ones paying the price. If the province goes easy on him, the cycle just goes on and on... I say he gets the same treatment any other joe blow would get.

No where else on this planet do displaced people get coddled 100s of years after their lands are settled by others. They assimilate or disappear. Thats history. You don't see every non Christian with a hand out for retribution for the crusades! It's getting absolutely ridiculous.

January 31st, 2008, 11:17 PM
All this sadness makes me want to crawl into a cave and cry....

February 1st, 2008, 06:37 AM
Actually, in France there are still people from the ancient colonies (descendants obviously, of the colonized) who claim loud and clear that France OWE them jobs, housing and permanent residency because of the colonization! So it's not just here.

But it's still as sick and lazy!