Abandoned baby in good condition; Madera County Sheriff’s Office searching for SUV

Madera County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a small, blue or gray SUV in the search for the woman who abandoned a baby on a dark roadway in Madera Ranchos.

Spokeswoman Kayla Serratto said Tuesday it is possible that the vehicle seen in the 35000 block of Avenue 13 1/2 early Monday morning was a Kia or a Hyundai.

The female infant was reported to be in good condition Tuesday and was being treated by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Valley Children’s Hospital.

Serratto said preliminary drug screenings on the child were negative. Upon release from the hospital, she will be placed in the custody of Madera County Social Services.

The sheriff’s office did not say what charges the woman could face in the abandonment of the baby.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 559-661-6375.

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A native of Colorado, Jim Guy studied political science, Latin American politics and Spanish literature at Fresno State University, and advanced Spanish grammar in Cuernavaca, Mexico.