Authorities said the newborn was less than an hour old, full-term and healthy with the umbilical cord still attached.
Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Gilliland says only the alertness of the complex resident who found the baby before dawn Thursday saved the child from dying. "That's just sad, for a human being to do another human being like that", Peterson told the station.
In a cell phone video taken by neighbor John Baldwin, the baby is seen lying on the ground screaming and crying. "You gotta call 911, bro", he said in the recording. "I heard some crying and wining and crying, and I kept walking until I got closer to the noise, and then I look at the ground and there was a baby down there", said Peterson.
Police believe' the woman gave birth to the baby girl in her apartment and then discarded the baby in the bushes. She had a lot of strength too.
Investigators told KHOU that deputies followed a trail of blood that led away from the child and to one of the apartments.
Peterson, who made the unpleasant discovery at around 5 a.m. on August 10 in Houston, Texas, said that he initially thought the crying baby girl was a doll, according to KHOU. When deputies knocked on the door, the residents at first refused to answer, investigators said.
Both the mother and another person were taken into custody. "It's a miracle the child was found".
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, to be checked out. Her family says she has no history of criminal or psychiatric issues.
Appointees asked individuals to recall that Texas' Safe Haven Law, otherwise called the Baby Moses Law, enables guardians to surrender kids more youthful than 60 days old at doctor's facilities, fire stations or kid welfare organizations.
It is the second infant abandonment that LifeNews has reported about this week.