15-year-old admits to giving birth to infant who died in parking lot of SE Houston apartment complex, HPD says

An investigation is underway after a premature baby was found in southeast Houston Friday and later died, police said.

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a premature baby was found in southeast Houston Friday and later died, Houston Police Department said.

Emergency crews responded to reports of a premature baby found in a parking lot located in the 1200 block of El Camino Village Drive around 1:45 a.m.

Investigators said a 15-year-old girl claimed she went out to her mom’s vehicle to grab her earbuds when she noticed a blanket near a fence by some grass and found the baby. The girl went inside and her mom called the police and EMS, investigators said.

While her mom, who is reportedly a nurse, tried to help the baby, police said the teen called her dad to tell him the baby was hers and that she panicked and put the baby outside.

Officers said the baby was initially found alive in the apartment complex’s parking lot but was pronounced dead shortly after paramedics arrived.

No charges are expected to be filed, according to police.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.