Newborn found in trash bag in Jersey City

Authorities say three children were playing behind a building on Kennsington Street when they heard a baby crying. (8/31/13)

JERSEY CITY - A group of children found a newborn baby in a trash bag behind a building in Jersey City Saturday afternoon.

Authorities say three children were playing behind a building on Kennsington Street when they heard a baby crying. After discovering the newborn, the children told the building’s superintendent, who then called police.

News 12 sources say the baby was breathing and moving when police arrived.

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The newborn was transported to Jersey City Medical Center. The baby’s condition is not yet known.

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