Mother identified after baby found abandoned on beach

Posted at 2:56 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 14:56:42-04

New details have been released on a baby found abandoned on a beach in Hawaii.

Police now say the woman who says she found the newborn is actually the child's mother.

Police say this 21-year-old woman took the newborn to the hospital where she said she found the girl crying and abandoned near the water's edge.

That sparked a police investigation and search for the mother.

But through an investigation, police found out she was in fact the child's mother.

Police arrested her for filing a false police report. But so far, she is not facing charges of abandonment or neglect. The newborn is still in the hospital.