Newborn Baby Left in Trash Leaves Hospital

Saturday, Oct 12, 2013  |  Updated 5:28 PM EDT
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Newborn Baby Left in Trash Leaves Hospital

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A newborn boy who was found in a trash bag behind a Jersey City apartment has improved enough to be able to leave the hospital.

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Officials at the Jersey City Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit tell The Jersey Journal that the baby was released Thursday to the custody of New Jersey's Department of Children and Families.

He was found August 31 by three boys playing behind an apartment building. Hospital official say the baby, now called Kenneth, was born 11 to 12 weeks premature. He weighs about four pounds, which they say is normal for a premature baby his age.

His mother, 39-year-old Rosibel Lanza, was arrested several days after the baby was found and charged with child abuse and endangerment.

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