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    DNA shows Florida parents abandoned 3 babies at the same apartment complex

    https://nypost.com/2020/04/21/dna-sh...-over-4-years/

    A Florida couple ditched their three newborn children at the same Florida apartment complex over several years, new DNA testing has shown.

    Back in July, a one-year-old was found wrapped in a T-shirt on the doorstep of a home at the Willow Key Apartments in Orlando ? and it wasn?t the first time.

    Two other babies were abandoned at the complex in 2016 and 2017.

    DNA testing showed that the three rugrats have the same father and mother, the Orlando Sentinel reported last week.

    The Orlando Police Department is now trying to identify the parents, hiring a forensic genetic genealogy firm called United Data Connect.

    Under Florida?s Safe Haven Law, a guardian can leave a newborn under seven days old at a hospital or fire station without facing criminal charges.

    If the parents are found, cops would first ?ensure the safety and well being of the mother and of any other children,? OPD spokeswoman Heidi Rodriguez said.

    Any help, such as social services, ?will be determined once we make contact with the family and determine their needs,? she said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by up2trouble View Post
    https://nypost.com/2020/04/21/dna-sh...-over-4-years/

    A Florida couple ditched their three newborn children at the same Florida apartment complex over several years, new DNA testing has shown.

    Back in July, a one-year-old was found wrapped in a T-shirt on the doorstep of a home at the Willow Key Apartments in Orlando ? and it wasn?t the first time.

    Two other babies were abandoned at the complex in 2016 and 2017.

    DNA testing showed that the three rugrats have the same father and mother, the Orlando Sentinel reported last week.

    The Orlando Police Department is now trying to identify the parents, hiring a forensic genetic genealogy firm called United Data Connect.

    Under Florida?s Safe Haven Law, a guardian can leave a newborn under seven days old at a hospital or fire station without facing criminal charges.

    If the parents are found, cops would first ?ensure the safety and well being of the mother and of any other children,? OPD spokeswoman Heidi Rodriguez said.

    Any help, such as social services, ?will be determined once we make contact with the family and determine their needs,? she said.

    That's horrible, but also weird considering they have Safe Haven laws there. I hope this isn't some creep like Ariel Castro dumping his captives' babies

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    I've been following this locally since the 2nd baby was abandoned. My guess is it's a young girl in the apartment complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blighted star View Post
    That's horrible, but also weird considering they have Safe Haven laws there. I hope this isn't some creep like Ariel Castro dumping his captives' babies
    Good lord, this is the first thing I thought of!
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    How young of a girl though? 1st baby was in 2016 so she would have to have been really young to still be dropping off babies 4 years later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nclexusgirl View Post
    How young of a girl though? 1st baby was in 2016 so she would have to have been really young to still be dropping off babies 4 years later.
    Good point. Maybe she's not the one dropping them off.

    Also, just reread that article and realize they aren't all newborns. One of them was a year old and doesn't meet the age limits for the safe haven law:

    Under Florida?s Safe Haven Law, a guardian can leave a newborn under seven days old at a hospital or fire station without facing criminal charges.
    I guess the State figures if you keep the baby past seven days, s/he's yours. Doesn't help those struggling to deal with the situation after a couple of weeks though, does it?
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