A rental auto employee discovered the baby boy in the bathroom with a note from his mother on his chest.
In a shocking incident, officials of the Tuscon International Airport, Arizona, have released a video that shows a mother taking her newborn infant to the restroom before abandoning him there.
He was taken to a local hospital and is now in the care of Arizona Department of Child Safety.
An airport custodian says she asked the woman if she was OK after finding blood on the floor of a restroom. Please get me to the authorities so they can find me a good home.
The child was found with a handwritten note, which mentioned the woman wanting a better life for her baby.
At the end of the note, the mother pleaded, "I just want what is best for him and it's not me".
Authorities described the mystery woman as being aged in her mid-20s and said she was wearing black leggings and a coat. She is unable and unfit to take care of me.
Airport police officials say they're looking for the woman, who has yet to be identified, and that criminal charges are yet to be determined, Butler told the Star.
Another custodian said they found bloody clothes at the bottom of a trash can, while a Delta Airlines employee told cops she noticed a woman "acting out of place sitting in the chairs next to Delta baggage claim".
Quintana said she found bloody clothes in the trash can with paper towels on top in an apparent effort to hide them. The first part of the note appeared to be written from the newborn's perspective.
"We would like to know who she is but we've exhausted our resources", Butler said.
Arizona is a "safe haven" state, meaning parents can drop off newborns at designated locations like staffed fire stations, hospitals, licensed adoption agencies, private welfare agencies and churches. "There is a lot of fear".