29th & 30th Safe Haven Cases

An 18-year-old female was dropped off at Bryan LGH West last night under Nebraska's Safe Haven law.  Lincoln Police say the girl was left by her 60-year-old mother just after 11 p.m. Reports indicate the mother had sought professional help from Psychiatrists and the community, but was unable to receive the appropriate assistance.  LPD says Health and Human Services has taken over the case and has placed the girl at Cedars. 

Nebraska authorities also say a 17-year-old boy left by his mother at an Omaha hospital is the 30th child left under provisions of Nebraska's safe-haven law.

Todd Landry, director of children and family services for the Department of Health and Human Services, said the boy is from Douglas County, which includes Omaha. The boy was left Monday morning at Creighton University Medical Center.

Landry also said in a news release that the case of an 18-year-old woman who was left by her mother at a Lincoln hospital Sunday night was not being handled as a safe-haven case.

Health and Human Services spokeswoman Jeanne Atkinson said later Monday that state law pertaining to juveniles won't let authorities  take in children older than 17.