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Police searching for mother of newborn abandoned for days outside Mass. home

Police are looking for a mother they say abandoned her newborn at a home in Springfield, Mass. over the weekend, CBS Boston reports.

On a frigid Sunday night, Juliannys Aviles and her husband came home to find the baby boy tucked in a tilted car seat, cold and crying.

"Being a mother, I don't know how anybody could do that," Juliannys told the station. said. "His face was so swollen, his feet were red and super swollen, his whole body was cracked, his hands were cracked -- he needed the medical attention."

The newborn had been outside their home for two days, wrapped in blankets.

A baby was abandoned outside a home in Springfield / Credit: Juliannys Aviles
A baby was abandoned outside a home in Springfield / Credit: Juliannys Aviles

Police believe the baby was abandoned from Friday night until Sunday evening, when the Aviles family got back from a weekend getaway in Boston.

Juliannys kept the baby warm while her husband ran to get help from their neighbor, Marilyn White. She'd seen the car seat and thought it was a package, since the Aviles have small children.

"I looked at the baby's eyes all you could see was those swollen eyes from crying so much. It was so devastating. It broke my heart in pieces," Marilyn White said.

The infant was taken to Baystate Medical Center, where he was being treated.

Now police are searching looking for his mother, and they -- and those who saved his life -- have many questions.