The 8-month-old baby girl left abandoned inside of a plastic bag more than a week ago by her mother in the backyard of an Elmira home has been released from Strong Memorial Hospital.
The baby was discovered by two neighbors who heard a noise coming from the area where she was located. It’s estimated the infant had been in the bag and unattended for almost three days. 17-year-old Hariette Hoyt, of Sayre, PA, is charged with attempted murder and is Chemung County Jail. Her case will now head to a grand jury.
The baby is now in foster care.