Workers find baby in closet of Wichita apartment

POLICE LIGHTS

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 1-year-old Wichita boy has been placed with his grandmother after maintenance workers found him in a closet while his parents were out of their apartment.

KWCH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1fNikr5 ) the workers were fixing the apartment’s air conditioner around 11 a.m. Tuesday when they noises from behind the closet door. Police Lt. Alan Prince says the baby was thirsty and had a wet diaper.

Prince said the mother returned after a 30-minute trip to take the baby’s father to work. She told officers she had putting the sleeping boy on a mattress inside the closet during such trips for about two months.

The mother has not been arrested. Prince said authorities will work to get her the information and help she needs.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/

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