A newborn baby has been found dead, frozen in the arms of his homeless mother at a bus stop, according to metro.co.uk.
The man who discovered the baby said that he was waiting at the stop when the woman approached him and opened her coat, revealing the boy.
Police described the baby as being ‘ice cold’ when he was tended to by first responders in Portland as temperatures plummeted.
Sergeant Pete Simpson said this week that they were both rushed to hospital where doctors tried to resuscitate the boy, but he was declared dead a short time later.
The commuter who discovered them said she was barefoot and partly clothed, according to WW. It is believed the baby was born just hours earlier at a homeless people’s settlement in the city.
One of the first responders sent a text message saying ‘Baby is conscious and breathing okay, but has been outside this entire time.’ A second message said: ‘baby is ice cold.’
Police said that the mother was unable to answer basic questions and she told them that the she was pregnant ‘by the miracle of immaculate conception.’
Officer Justin Raphael wrote in his police report that doctors spent 25 minutes trying to revive the baby, adding that it was clear that the mother was ‘very mentally ill’.
The case only came to light a week after the child died because doctors disagreed on the cause of death.
He has now been recorded as being stillborn and police are not carrying out homicide inquiries