Coquitlam RCMP have identified mother of abandoned infant

POLICE investigators believe they have identified the mother of an infant who was found outside a home in Port Coquitlam over the weekend. Everyone involved in the file is now getting medical care and community care support as the police investigation moves into the next phase, Coquitlam RCMP announced on Tuesday.

The investigation has been active since police were called on Saturday, May 16, just before 1 p.m. The infant was found outside the door of a home in the 23000-block of Ranger Lane.

Coquitlam RCMP 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.

As with all newborn infants, the child required medical care and supervision and was taken to hospital immediately. The baby is now recovering well.

With the immediate medical needs of everyone involved now taken care of, Major Crime investigators will continue to gather statements and review physical and forensic evidence.

This incident is isolated and there is no broader risk to the public.