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Baby's Parents Sought

Posted September 22, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Police are looking for the parents of a newborn baby girl left beside a Cary business Sunday night. The baby is doing well physically, but many are worried it may have emotional scars.

A man walking along Innovation Drive in Cary, not far from RDU International airport, found the baby girl when he heard something in the bushes. The area where the infant was found is mainly a business district, but is a popular are among walkers and joggers from nearby neighborhoods.

Xinming Zhao found the baby. He says he heard a high-pitched whimpering sound coming from the bushes.

Authorities believe the baby was delivered at that site and then abandoned, but say they currently have no leads on the mother.

Zhao couldn't tell what he had found because it was so dark in the area, so he went home to get his roommates to help. When they returned, they rescued the baby from the bushes. Dan Devita was with Zhao when they pulled the infant out. He said they were very concerned about the infant's condition, but that rescue crews arrived quickly.

The baby, known as "Baby Jane Doe" was rushed to Rex Hospital right after she was found. Cary Police are now handline the investigation. Lt. Chris Hoina says the search is on for Baby Jane Doe's parents, and that the infant appears to be of Latino or Asian heritage.

Zhao and Devita agree that it feels good to know they were able to save the baby's life.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cary Crime Stoppers at460-INFO.