THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Police say a woman is facing charges after a four-month-old child was allegedly abandoned on a Thunder Bay, Ont., street.
Investigators say the child was taken hospital for medical attention after being found by the resident of a nearby home on Monday.
They say the infant’s 37-year-old mother is charged with failure to provide the necessaries of life and abandoning a child.
Police say the woman appeared in court on Tuesday and has been remanded in custody.
They also are trying to identify a boy who was in the area at the time and who they say assisted in locating the child.
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