Teen Missing After Safe Haven Drop Off
A teenage girl is still missing after fleeing an Omaha hospital as her mother tried to abandon her and a sibling under Nebraska's unique safe-haven law.
A Methodist Hospital spokesman says a woman dropped off her 17-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son yesterday afternoon. The girl fled, sparking a police search. Jeanne Atkinson of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says this morning that authorities have not reported finding the girl.
Meanwhile, the state has confirmed that a 5-year-old boy from Sarpy County was dropped off at another Omaha hospital last night.
Counting yesterday's incidents, 34 children have been abandoned under the law.