DELTONA, Fla. (WESH)—A Florida woman knocked on the door of a Deltona home over the weekend and handed off her baby to a complete stranger, deputies say.
It was almost 10:30 p.m. and the resident of the home was asleep when a woman with her 3-month-old child in a carrier showed up at her Deltona home, rang the doorbell and handed the baby off.
“Some girl just came up and abandoned her baby at my door,” the resident told a 911 dispatcher. “She just pushed the baby in the door and walked away. I don’t know her name. I have no idea who she is.”
Investigators with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said the woman who abandoned the child is Melissa Kelley, 33.
Kelley was found hours later, near some woods in Astor where she lives.
The Deltona resident said Kelley told her she could no longer care for the infant and that the baby’s father would come for him.
It turns out the resident’s daughter is dating the baby’s father, but the resident didn’t know that at first.
“She came up and just left her