KEARNEY, Neb -- (KSNB) Two newborn baby boys are in intensive care at a Kearney hospital while police look for their mother.
Kearney police are asking anyone with information on newborn twins abandoned at CHI Health Good Samaritan Hospital to come forward.
On Monday, Kearney Police Department officers were called to CHI Good Samaritan Hospital regarding infant male twins who had been born at the hospital on February 2, 2019.
Hospital officials reported that the mother of the twins had apparently departed the hospital, abandoning the twins. The babies were placed in the custody of Health and Human Services.
Kearney Police Captain Mike Young said Tuesday morning that the woman they are looking for is white, with brown hair, wears glasses and is about 25 years old. Police have a photo of the woman but have declined to release it at this time. Young also said the twin boys are in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the hospital as they were born prematurely.
Young said the boys are in good condition. Kearney Police are looking for the woman so that they can do a welfare check and make sure she is OK.
The Kearney Police Department is working with CHI Good Samaritan and Health and Human Services to identify the mother, who apparently, gave false information when she was admitted to the hospital.
The police department is also looking into whether Nebraska's "Safe Haven" law applies to this case. The law, enacted in 2008, provides that a parent can leave a child in the custody of a hospital and not be prosecuted.
The law was amended to restrict the provision to children who are 30 days old or younger. Kearney police said Tuesday morning that it's not clear if the law applies when a parent provides false information to the hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Kearney Police Department non-emergency number at 308-237-2104.
This is a developing story and more updates will be provided throughout the day as developments occur.