Premature infant abandoned on porch

July 8, 1954 Henderson, Kentucky A premature infant is abandoned on a porch The newborn weighted only 2.5 lbs when she was found crying "like a kitten's whining" on a woman's porch. Doctors placed her in an incubator and police promised not to hold the mother accountable should she come forward within 24 hours to…

Newborn left in trash can (1956)

Published in the Chicago Daily Tribune September 12, 1956 A 1-hour-old infant was found abandoned in a garbage can by a ragpicker (a person who salvaged materials such as scraps of clothing and broken glass, and was a regulated occupation similar to street sweepers). Though she was suffering from exposure, she was able to be…