ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - An abandoned newborn baby was found at a rest area on I-75 southbound in Marion County, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said.

The infant boy was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

Anyone with information about the abandonment is asked to contact Det. Billy Burleson at 352-368-3542. Those who wish to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP.

Florida's "safe haven" law allows parents to leave their unharmed newborn babies who are less than a week old at a hospital, ambulance station or with a firefighter anywhere in the state.

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