HURST (CBSDFW.COM) – Investigators say a co-worker alleges the mother of a newborn abandoned in a Souper Salad dumpster put him there.

“To hear that somebody chose to put their baby, their newborn baby in a dumpster rather than choosing to make the choice for a safe place or to tell a co-worker. It’s hard to hear,” said Jen Jones, who works nearby. “Because that’s a human life.”

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The unthinkable happened Friday morning on June 15, 2018 at the restaurant located at 914 Melborne Road.

The employee’s report states another co-worker possibly just had a miscarriage and was later seen carrying a bag out to the dumpster.

Medics arrived on-scene and began treating the 28 year old female employee, who had recently given birth in the restroom.

Officers found the baby boy inside a plastic garbage bag at the bottom of one of the trash dumpsters. The infant was awake and crying, and was later transported to a local hospital, and is currently listed in good condition.

His mother was also transported to a local hospital for treatment connected with childbirth.

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Police are withholding her identity but said they anticipate criminal charges will soon be filed.

In Texas, the Safe Haven law legally allows parents to leave their infant at a hospital or fire station — no questions asked.

The closest fire station to the Souper Salad is less than a mile away while the nearest hospital is less than a mile and a half.

Lynn Pearsons, an educator who’s worked with pregnant teens before, said there’s always more to the story.

“Did they not know or was there a lack of information or were there other personal things that people didn’t know were happening that caused that person to make such a terrible decision,” said Pearsons.

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The baby is in the care of Child Protective Services.