Infant found in Paducah dumpster

McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden tells Local 6 an infant was found in a dumpster near a Paducah apartment complex Thursday.

The infant was found in a dumpster on the street behind Fernwood Apartments around 3:03 p.m. Thursday. The baby was taken to a hospital and is reportedly in stable condition. 

Paducah police and McCracken County deputies are looking for a suspect, described as a black male with a flattop hairstyle standing between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing an estimated 180 pounds, last seen in dark shorts with a stripe on each side and wearing an off-white sleeveless shirt. 

Detectives ask that anyone with information call the sheriff's department at 270-444-4719. Callers may also provide information through Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL.

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