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UNION COUNTY, N.C. – A mother gave birth to a baby then abandoned the newborn Wednesday in a plastic bag under a pile of leaves, investigators said.

A family member brought Casey Marie Thomas, 24, to a hospital for a severe amount of blood loss and medical staff realized she had recently given birth, WBTV reported.

Thomas denied she was pregnant.

However, investigators went to the home and could hear the faint cries of the newborn. He was found in a bag and hidden under leaves near a fence, WBTV reported.

The child was taken to a hospital and is in good condition.

Thomas was arrested and charged with attempted murder and felony child abuse, according to arrest records.