Man recounts amazing discovery of newborn found, alive and well in sub-zero temps, outside Iowa gas station

  • Article by: David A. Fahrenthold , Washington Post
  • Updated: February 13, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Police Chief Mike Horihan of West Branch, Iowa, canceled his time off and got dressed for a cold, grim day of searching the interstate. Long underwear. Boots. A heavy jacket. The night before, the temperature had dropped to 11 below zero, a record-setting low in eastern Iowa.

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gemie1Feb. 13, 1412:42 PM

Miracles all around us.

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wingknutFeb. 13, 14 2:49 PM

How horrifying this must have been for the mom and dad.. and what a happy ending!

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mnfishFeb. 13, 14 4:27 PM

Looks like the aunt needs to be left outside in a tote for 20 hours. Eye for an eye still means something doesn't it?

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elle2008Feb. 13, 14 8:58 PM

I was wondering what happened with this little one. Amazing story. Thanks, Mike. I appreciate what you did.

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