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Newborn twins found abandoned in Mingo County

WELCH, W.Va. -- State police are investigating the abandonment of newborn twin boys in Mingo County.

Trooper J.R. Coburn tells media outlets that a woman left a basket containing the infants at a residence near Gilbert. There also was a note asking that the infants be taken to Welch Community Hospital in McDowell County.

The woman who lived at the residence told police that she went outside when her dogs started barking. She saw the other woman, who told her that she didn't want the infants. The other woman then fled.

The resident took the infants to the hospital in Welch.

Coburn says the twins are in state custody.

 


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