Authorities Still Seeking Information About Newborn Abandoned In Edison

EDISON—A newborn baby boy was found abandoned on the hood of a car parked outside a senior care center on Saturday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Edison Police Chief Thomas Bryan announced.

The boy, who appears to have been born within 24 hours of his being discovered, is in good condition at JFK Medical Center in Edison.


The infant is described as a white male, 7 lbs., 8 oz., and is 21 inches long.
He was discovered by a nursing home visitor, who called police at 1:53 p.m., after taking the infant inside the facility, CareOne at the Highlands, located at 1350 Inman Avenue, Edison.

The infant was naked and lying on a towel that was spread out over the hood of the car.

He is being held for observation at the hospital, and has been placed in the custody of the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services, while police search for relatives.

Anyone with information about the baby is asked to call Detective Al Sciarrillo of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7561, or Investigator Daniel Ruschak of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600.

Photo courtesy of Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office

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