Child found abandoned in Pelham Gardens, woman in custody

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Friday, June 23, 2023
Mother in custody after baby allegedly abandoned in Bronx
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A woman is in custody after allegedly abandoning her baby in Pelham Gardens.

PELHAM GARDENS, the Bronx (WABC) -- A woman is in custody after police say she left her infant abandoned in the Pelham Gardens section of the Bronx early Friday morning.

Authorities say Jawana Sallie, 41, is the mother of the four-month-old girl, who was left in a stroller near the intersection of Eastchester Road and Mace Avenue around 5:50 a.m.

A passerby saw what happened and stayed with the young girl until police arrived.

The child was taken to Jacobi Hospital, where she appears to be in good health.

Sallie was located about 10 minutes from the scene and charged with endangering the welfare of the child.

Officers say she appeared to be under the influence.

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