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Baby abandoned on front porch of South Carolina home

Authorities in Cherokee County, South Carolina, are trying to find out who abandoned a newborn baby girl on the front porch of a home.
Posted at 5:31 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 05:31:07-05

BLACKSBURG, S.C. — (WYFF/NBC) - Authorities in Cherokee County, South Carolina, are trying to find out who abandoned a newborn baby on the front porch of a home.

The local sheriff's office said someone left the baby girl at a home in the town of Blacksburg on Saturday morning.

The homeowner told them his doorbell rang, and when he answered the door, he found the baby wrapped in a blanket on his porch.

He took the baby to a nearby emergency room, and the child was transferred to a hospital in a neighboring county.

Medical personnel believe the baby was born prematurely at about 35 to 36 weeks, weighing just under five pounds.

The sheriff's office says they have exhausted all their leads, so they are asking for the public's help to find out any information about the newborn.

Courtesy WYFF via NBC News Channel