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Mother of abandoned baby identified: Coquitlam RCMP

Police and paramedics attend a townhouse complex in Port Coquitlam where an infant was found abandoned on Saturday.
Police and paramedics attend a townhouse complex in Port Coquitlam where an infant was found abandoned on Saturday. Shane MacKichan

RCMP believe they have identified the mother of an infant who was found outside a home in Port Coquitlam.

Everyone involved is now getting medical care and support as the investigation continues, police said Tuesday.

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Officers received a report of an infant who appeared to have been abandoned in the 2300 block of Ranger Lane around 12:50 p.m. on Saturday.

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The Major Crime Section has identified a Port Coquitlam woman who is believed to be the child’s mother. She does not have a history with police.

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The baby is now recovering well, RCMP said.

— With files from Srushti Gangdev