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Orange County deputies continue to search for the mother of an hours-old baby abandoned on a back porch at a Disney-area apartment complex and are concerned for the mom's well-being. Orange County deputies continue to search for the mother of an hours-old baby abandoned on a back porch at a Disney-area apartment complex and are concerned for the mom's well-being.

By: CNN

ORLANDO, Fl. (CFN 13) -- Orange County deputies continue to search for the mother of an hours-old baby abandoned on a back porch at a Disney-area apartment complex and are concerned for the mom's well-being.

 The newborn boy was found at about 8:40 a.m. Friday at Buena Vista Point apartments by a 35-year-old man who found him wrapped in a brown fitted sheet on a wicker loveseat on his back porch. The man works nights at a hotel and said he didn't notice the baby when he left for work the night before.

 When he was found, the baby was wearing a diaper and child-size black shirt with a red Nike logo on it. He was taken to Winnie Palmer Hospital, where it was determined that he was only hours old. The baby is in good health with a foster family deputies say.

 Deputies are now looking for the mother, for whom they are concerned because she has not yet received proper medical treatment and may be suffering from childbirth complications. Investigators hope to find the parents so the boy's medical history can be obtained.

 "There should be no fear of facing a criminal offense," Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jane Watrel said in a statement.

 Anyone with information about the case is urged to call missing-persons Det. Ricardo Lee at 407-254-7000 ext. 70588.  
 

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