FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- The woman believed to be the mother of a newborn who was abandoned at a Federal Way church has turned herself in, Federal Way police said.
Police said the woman, who is in her 20s, turned herself in after she called police several times since media coverage of the incident began. Detective eventually convinced her to come in.
"She was concerned about the media coverage and wanted it to stop," said Cathy Shrock of the Federal Way Police Department.
Police said she is under investigation for second-degree child abandonment but she would not be arrested. They said the case would be turned over to the King County Prosecutor's Office.
Surveillance cameras showed a woman leaving the infant girl, believed to be about 12 hours old, outside Steel Lake Presbyterian Church at about 2:16 a.m. on Sunday.
JC Gumm was the first person to find the baby when she showe
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