Crying baby found by a dumpster near Boca Raton

The newborn girl was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and is expected to survive, the sheriff's office said.
An investigation is underway after a baby was found alive in a dumpster in suburban Boca Raton on Wednesday morning.
An investigation is underway after a baby was found alive in a dumpster in suburban Boca Raton on Wednesday morning.WPTV

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By Janelle Griffith

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating how a baby ended up at a dumpster near Boca Raton, Florida, on Wednesday.

Two individuals walking near an apartment complex in West Boca Raton heard what sounded like crying near the dumpster about 9 a.m., the sheriff's office said.

Upon checking further, a baby girl was found alive.

The newborn was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and is expected to survive, the sheriff's office said.