Coroner: Baby Found Outside Hospital Died of Undetermined Causes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Denver County coroner's officials say a baby who died after being left outside a hospital in late February died from “undetermined” causes.

Officials identified the infant as Ashlei Jordan Greathouse.

The coroner's report indicates the child was born in a bathtub, and that she lived two hours before she was pronounced dead at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center on Feb. 26.

She was found in a basket after someone rang the call button outside the hospital, then fled.

Police say the mother has been cooperative in their investigation. Her name has not been released.

No charges have been filed.

Colorado's “safe haven” law allows a parent to safely give up a child at a hospital or fire station, in person, within 72 hours of birth.


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