Mother, 16, of abandoned Henry County newborn located

A newborn who was born to a 16-year-old mother and abandoned Sunday morning is in good condition, police say.

A 911 call led Henry County police to the baby boy, who was left outside a dental office in Stockbridge early Sunday morning.

Authorities said the call was placed from the Hudson Bridge Walmart, which is about a mile away from where the newborn was found.

The boy was found around 5 a.m. at the office on 200 Medical Boulevard, which is near Piedmont Henry, Capt. Joey Smith, a spokesman for Henry County police, said.

Smith said the baby was likely born between 2 and 3 a.m.

The Division of Family and Children Services will determine whether or not the infant will return to his mother, who was being treated at a medical facility Sunday afternoon, Smith said.

“The case may be presented to the appropriate court to determine charges,” Smith said. “Our priority is the welfare of the baby boy and mother.”

Police are also talking to the man who called 911 from a phone located about a mile away from where he left the baby.

Authorities found the man quickly because he had on distinctive school clothing that led police to question a local high school official, who identified the caller, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Smith said police will not release the names of the teenage mother, the man in the high school clothing or the school official who led police to the couple.

Smith said finding abandoned babies is a rare occurrence in Henry County.

“We’ve had some tragic incidents where babies were left, but this is a success story,” Smith said.