FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Newborn twins, including one who died, were found abandoned near a dumpster at a California strip mall after being born just minutes earlier, police said Wednesday.
The infant died before officers arrived Tuesday at the site in Fairfield, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of San Francisco. The other baby was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition, Fairfield police spokesman Lt. Jausiah Jacobsen said.
Police were called to the strip mall by a restaurant worker who told a dispatcher that two infants were with a woman and appeared to have been recently birthed on a sidewalk behind mall businesses.
The woman was found walking nearby and was also taken to a hospital, where she remained Wednesday, Jacobsen said.
Officers found the newborns and started life-saving efforts.