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24-year-old Casey Thomas has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse after officials say she abandoned her newborn baby boy outside her home in Marshville, NC on March 25, 2020.

Casey was transported to a hospital for treatment after a concerned family member noticed a large amount of blood loss at the home. Medical staff say they observed evidence of a recent childbirth, despite denials of pregnancy by Casey, according to deputies.

The medical staff contacted the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Once on scene deputies say they heard faint noises consistent with a crying baby. They found the baby alive with the placenta still attached to the body. The new born baby was found in a plastic bag concealed under leaves.

The child is now in good condition and in custody of DSS.

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Casey was arrested shortly after the baby was found.