Newborn Baby Found Dead Inside Applebee’s Restaurant

Employees of the restaurant found the baby's body 30 minutes later while cleaning the restroom

Police have located the mother of a newborn baby found dead in the bathroom of an Applebee's restaurant, police confirmed Monday.

Irving police found the baby boy Friday afternoon in a trash can inside the restroom of an Applebee's restaurant.

Officers were called to the restaurant at 1901 North Belt Line Road just after 4:30 p.m.

Investigators said the child was birthed inside the restroom and then placed in the trash can. The mother then left the location.

Employees of the restaurant found the infant's body 30 minutes later while cleaning the restroom.

Police have released no other details about how the mother was found, the condition of the baby at birth and what charges, if any, the mother may face.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Irving Police Department at 972-273-1010 and reference case number 19-16759. You can also email any tips to ipdcrimetips@cityofirving.org.

Mothers in Texas who do not want their babies can leave them at a designated "Safe Haven" or "Safe Baby Site."

If you leave your baby at a fire or EMS station, the baby may be taken to a hospital to receive any needed medical attention. If you leave your unharmed infant at a Safe Haven, you will not be prosecuted for abandonment or neglect.

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