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Abandoned Baby Found in Queens Housing Project

By  Dan Rivoli Tuan Nguyen and Chelsia Rose Marcius | August 20, 2012 10:15am | Updated on August 20, 2012 1:53pm

"I would adopt her if no one wants her," said Sharonda Shaw, 42, who saw EMS treating a baby abandoned outside the Woodside Houses in Queens.
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WOODSIDE — An abandoned baby girl was found outside a Queens housing project Sunday, police said.

A passerby found the newborn at 10:30 p.m. wrapped in pillow cases in the grass behind the Woodside Houses, a 20-building public housing complex, said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly.

The baby was only a few hours old and taken to Elmhurst Hospital, Kelly said.

"The umbilical cord was cut and the baby seems to be in excellent shape," he said.

The mother has not been found and there have been no arrests made, police said. An investigation into the identity of the baby's parents is ongoing.

Sharonda Shaw, 42, who saw EMS care for the newborn, said she plans to visit the baby in the hospital.

“I don’t know who could do that, but at least they didn’t put her in the Dumpster over there,” said Shaw. “I would adopt her if no one wants her.”