UNIFIED POLICE WERE IN A KEARNS NEIGHBORHOOD TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AFTER A NEWBORN WAS FOUND ALIVE, INSIDE A GARBAGE CAN.

POLICE BELIEVE THE CHILD'S 24-YEAR-OLD MOTHER LEFT HER BABY IN THE NEXT-DOOR-NEIGHBOR'S TRASH CAN -- NEAR 52ND WEST, 53RD SOUTH -- AND THEN WENT TO WORK.

THE CHILD WAS FOUND BY NEIGHBORS, AFTER HEARING WHAT THEY FIRST THOUGHT WAS A KITTEN CRYING, INSIDE THE CAN.

THE INFANT WAS TAKEN TO PRIMARY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION.

THE MOTHER WAS LOCATED... AND WAS BEING QUESTIONED.