The baby girl was found wrapped in a towel inside a trash bag that was put in an old dryer at the Registry Apartments, 6111Winsome Lane near Greenridge Drive, on Tuesday at about 3 p.m.
The newborn was taken to Texas Children's Hospital, where she is listed in good condition.
The baby is black and weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces when found. The hospital's staff named her Mia.
CPS officials released a picture of the baby in hopes that a relative, family friend or anyone might recognize her.
The baby's umbilical cord was still attached. Police said they believe the baby was born sometime between Sunday and Tuesday.
Attorneys Gary Polland and Elizabeth Whyburn were appointed to represent the abandoned baby.
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