|Published:||Feb 08, 2011 10:51 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 08, 2011 7:53 PM EST|
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - The weekend discovery of a newborn baby in a toilet at a South Carolina arena has prompted scores of people to call authorities with tips about the mother's possible identity and offers to adopt the child.
Police in Greenville hadn't identified the child's mother on Tuesday, but were fielding tips and examining security video from the downtown Bi-Lo Center that hosted thousands for a circus performance Friday night.
The six-pound boy found in a toilet had hypothermia when a cleaning crew found him no more than two hours after he was born in the public bathroom.
Sgt. Jason Rampey of the Greenville Police Department said he had not gotten an update on the health of the child, except that "he is surviving" since he was admitted to Greenville Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
Officials put out a plea for help from the public to help identify the mother and child after investigators were unable to find the mom among thousands of circus-goers captured on surveillance video.
"We've gotten a number of tips," Rampey said. "We're still following our leads as they come in."
Authorities are also getting inquiries about adopting the newborn, Rampey said.
Callers who ask about adopting the child have been referred to the state Department of Social Services.
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