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Police tell WOWT 6 News an 11-month-old boy wearing only a diaper was found in a dumpster in a La Vista apartment complex Wednesday evening.
Angel Ramirez-Marinero was found by a man who lives at the Alpine Village Apartments. He heard a whimper, almost like a cry, coming from the dumpster. When he looked inside he found the boy.
Later that night, Angel's mother, 45-year-old Jesus Marinero, was found dead at 4th and Cedar streets in Omaha.
Emily Winkle was one of the few people to see the boy before police whisked him away to the Omaha Children's Hospital. Her boyfriend helped the man who found the child get the boy out of the dumpster and to safety.
The child was covered in lint and has scrapes and bruises on his back, but otherwise is in good health. "It was fine and just happy someone was holding it," said Winkle.
WInkle and her mother were flagged down by the two men as they returned from a doctor's appointment. Winkle, an expectant mother, told WOWT 6 News her mother is a registered nurse. WInkle's mother wrapped the baby in a blanket and kept an eye on him as police showed up.
"Obviously, it looks as though the child was abandoned there wearing nothing but a diaper," said La Vista Police Capt. Bryan Waugh.
As for the people who live nearby, they're still shocked at what they saw. "I just can't believe that someone can do that, just discard a baby like it's a piece of trash," said Winkle.
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