Loading...

Weather Alerts 8 View »

Wichita police find woman who left hospital after giving birth

Wichita police find woman who left hospital after giving birth

By Matthew Harding, Penny Kiryk and George Lawson. CREATED Jan 23, 2014

Update 9:45pm Thursday: Wichita Police Lieutenant Doug Nolte says the woman has been found and in good condition. 


Original Story: Wichita Police are asking for help identifying a woman who walked out of a hospital after giving birth to a premature baby Monday.

The baby is in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Via Christi - St. Joseph's Hospital.

The woman gave a false name at the hospital, and said she was 24 years old. Police said she is not facing charges because of the Kansas safe-haven law, which allows a new parent to leave a child with designated authorities to forgo parental rights.