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Neighbor Hears Odd Noise Coming From Yard - Horrified By What She Finds Inside Bag

Neighbors had been hearing strange noises coming from a woman's yard, so they decided to investigate. What they found had them rushing to call the police. A young girl from Pennsylvania has been charged with second-degree felony attempted murder after she stuffed her 8-month-old daughter into a plastic bag and left the baby in her yard. Neighbors heard noises a day later and found the baby, who was still alive.

People in the Elmira neighborhood in New York thought they heard some suspicious noises coming from a neighbor's back yard. One neighbor went to investigate and thought a cat or dog was injured or stuck in some bushes.

Kayla Seals approached the bush with a stick ready to give it a poke, when she saw little legs sticking out of a white plastic grocery bag. She dropped the stick and rushed over.

"Her legs were dangling in the bag and her head was in the bag, her whole body. I tore the bag," Seals reported later to local media outlets. The good Samaritan scooped up the baby and rushed into her house with her.

Seals tried to clean the baby up and give her some water as her sister called 911.

Emergency crews arrived and rushed the baby to a local hospital. She was found to be dehydrated, but is being treated and is expected to make a full recovery.

Hours later, the baby's 17-year-old mother, Harriette Hoyt, was arrested. Hoyt was arraigned on Tuesday and is being held pending her next scheduled court appearance, which is set for Monday.

Initially, police thought the baby had been in the bag for about a day, and said it was a miracle the baby survived. They later were shocked to find out that the baby had been left in the bag on the ground for three whole days.

"You ain't got no right to do that to that baby. Ain't no right. And it really hurt my feelings. And I ain't got no kids, and you do that to a child, Lord," said Seals.

"Very heroic on their part to render aid," said Sgt. William Solt of the Elmira Police. "Immediately get her inside, as you would expect any decent human being to do, washed up the baby as quickly as they could, did whatever they could until first responders arrived. They are truly heroes in this incident."

Reporters approached Hoyt's house, and her mother answered the door. “That is my daughter and I've been asked not to say anything to anybody. Thank you very much," she said, closing the door.

"I said no comments,” she added to reporters continuing to question.

“8-month-old baby, unbelievable. I don't understand how anybody can do that,” said Charles Knittinger, another neighbor.

“I feel bad for the baby and I feel bad for her because she's got a tough road to go now,” said Margaret Knittinger, his wife.

One of Hoyt's high school classmates, Ashley Matson, says she doesn't understand why Hoyt did this. “There's loving pictures on Facebook, like she loves that child, so I don't know what happened,” Matson said.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: WENY

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