The Latest | Southern California breaking news and trends

Despite initial appearances, a newborn girl wasn't abandoned outside Long Beach gas station

It turns out a newborn baby girl wasn't abandoned outside a Southern California gas station after all. 

Long Beach police spokeswoman Lisa Massacani says investigators believe the baby's mother either called 911 herself or she gave the newborn to the woman who earlier claimed she found the baby.

An alleged passer-by first told discovered the baby around 7:30 p.m. Monday outside a USA Gas station near downtown Long Beach. The baby was taken to a hospital, where her vital signs were stable.

Police now think the baby was born several hours before the 911 call was made. Massacani says the mother also has been transported to a hospital for treatment. Massacani says the woman may face child abuse charges, but she did not elaborate.