Newborn found inside toilet at Burger King after mom overdoses

Posted: Aug 10, 2018 2:36 PM Updated:
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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a newborn was found inside a toilet at an Ohio Burger King is expected to survive.

The Chillicothe Gazette reports authorities found the baby boy while responding to a report about a man passed out in a vehicle at a Burger King in the southern Ohio city of Chillicothe last week.

The caller said a woman who was with the man had gone into the restaurant's bathroom. Police say they found 26-year-old Elizabeth Sanders sitting on the toilet with a baggie of suspected heroin on the floor beside her. Sanders told them she’d had a miscarriage, according to the Miami Herald.

But when authorities looked between Sanders’ legs and into the toilet bowl, they saw a living newborn child resting face up in the water, the police report said.

Sanders and her newborn were transported separately to the hospital, according to police.

The baby was in fair condition and was eventually moved to the hospital’s nursery, the Miami Herald reports. Emergency room officials had to give Sanders Narcan, a drug to reverse overdoses, police said.

Both Sanders and the man, 26-year-old Zachary Frey, who was passed out in the vehicle, face criminal charges.