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Police Search For Newborn After Finding Bloodied Woman In Skid Row

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Police are searching for a possibly abandoned newborn baby in Skid Row after authorities found a bloodied woman they believe may have just given birth.

After a witness went to LAPD's Central Station on Thursday at 4 p.m. to report that a woman was spotted with her legs covered in blood, police found the woman outside and took her to a hospital, the L.A. Times reports.

However, police have been unable to get more details from the woman because she is not cooperating with them. ABC 7 reports that although doctors examined her, they weren't able to determine if she had given birth or had a miscarriage.

Authorities have been scouring downtown L.A., searching through dumpsters, and interviewing Skid Row residents.

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"We are just right under the clock right now," LAPD Officer Jack Richter told the Times. "We need to find that kid if it’s still alive."

The woman will face criminal charges if police find a body that belongs to the woman's baby.