HOUSTON-- A vigilant maintenance worker found an infant Tuesday morning inside a dumpster at an apartment complex in southeast Houston, Houston police said.
He found the baby boy at about 8:30 a.m. at the Windmill Lakes Apartments located in the 9900 block of Windmill Lakes Boulevard.
The maintenance worker was throwing trash away at the dumpster when he saw something moving and heard a scream. He said he thought it was an animal in a plastic bag. He opened the white trash bag and found the baby.
The workers said the baby was purple and was having a hard time breathing. He appeared to be about 7 or 8 pounds.
Neighbors said they think they know who placed the child in the dumpster.
"The maintenance lady said that it's a young girl who is pregnant and is hiding it all the time," said Shawntal Posey.
Police told KHOU-TV that the infant was in good condition Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Hermann Southeast.
The Houston Police Department also tweeted that the infant's 16-year-old mother admitted placing the child in the dumpster a few hours after he was born. The teenager is also being treated at Memorial Hermann in Pearland.