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LOMAX, Ill. (WAND) - Illinois State Police are looking for a woman who gave birth and abandoned her newborn baby in a house.

Officials say the woman gave birth on either Thursday or Friday then left the baby in a Lomax residence. 

Police are asking for the public's help to find the woman. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact ISP Zone 4 Special Agent Robert Matos at (217) 836-1164 or ISP District 14 Headquarters at (309) 833-2141.