CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police are asking for help locating the parents of a baby that was found near Roseland Community Hospital.
The 9-month-old boy was found with another person who fell ill and ended up at Roseland Community Hospital near 111th and State, according to police.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Countless Social Media Threats Directed At CPS Schools, Days After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students
From that other person, police say they learned the boy’s name is Elijah Coyd.
Elijah is described as a 26-inch, 25-pound black baby with medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes. A police spokesman said Elijah was wearing a white T-shirt and khaki pants when he was found.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Warm Winds Friday
A family member, who is not one of the boy’s parents, came forward, but has not been given custody of the baby, according to a police source.
Elijah has been placed in the care of the Department of Children and Family Services, which placed him in a foster home, according to a spokeswoman for the agency.MORE NEWS: Hate-Filled Letters Falsely Claiming To Be From A Judge Sent To Minority-Owned North Suburban Restaurants
Anyone with information to the identity of the boy’s parents or guardians should contact Area South Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8274.