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UPDATE: Mom Identified After Newborn Baby Boy Found in Dumpster in Southeast Houston

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(KPRC) --  A newborn baby boy was found alive in a dumpster in southeast Houston Tuesday morning and now police say they have identified the mother.

Houston police say the baby was discovered by a worker at around 8:30 a.m. in a dumpster in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 9900 block of Windmill Lakes.

Officials say a worker at the Reserves at Windmill Lakes complex thought he heard a cat in the dumpster, but when he opened the trash bag, he found the baby inside. He held the baby while other workers called 911.

"I was going to the back of the property on the golf cart and I saw Karl carrying something in his hands," said Ricky Ramirez.

Officials say HFD firefighters rushed the baby to Memorial Hermann Hospital in unknown condition, according to police, but he is expected to survive.

Houston police say the mother -- a 16-year-old -- has been identified and they say she admitted in an interview to placing the child in the dumpster. The teen was taken to the hospital.

According to Houston police, the teen mother is a student at South Houston High School.

It will be up to the Harris County District Attorney's Office to determine what, if any, charges will be referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation.

"She needs to go to jail and serve her time for her child," a neighbor told Local 2.

Authorities say their investigation is just beginning.

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