Police searching for woman believed to have given birth behind a business

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston Police say they are trying to find a woman believed to have delivered a baby behind a business early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded at approximately 7 a.m. to an area behind a business in the 5900 block of Rivers Avenue, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

A witness told police she saw a woman leaving a construction trailer and also saw blood in the area where the woman had been. Police discovered evidence of a possible birth and discarded clothing, Pryor said.

Investigators are trying to find the woman and the newborn baby.  

The female is described as white, in her late 30s, with short blonde hair, Pryor said. She is believed to be approximately 5-foot-4 and weighs about 185 lbs., and wearing a black shirt with green writing and black jogging pants.

Anyone with information should contact North Charleston Police at 843-740-2800.

The investigation is ongoing, Pryor said.

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