'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook

By: local8now.com
By: local8now.com
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.

This March 2, 2014 photo provided by Katheryn Deprill that she posted on Facebook, shows her holding a sign that says she is seeking her birth mother. Deprill was abandoned in the bathroom of a Burger King restaurant in Allentown, Pa., when she was a few hours old. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Katheryn Deprill/Courtesy WDNU.com)

ALLENTOWN, PA. (AP) -- In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.

Katheryn Deprill began her quest on March 2 by posting a photo on her Facebook page in which she held up a sign that said, "Looking for my birth mother. ... She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post."

Deprill, a 27-year-old married mother of three, figured the photo would be reposted by friends, maybe friends of friends. A week later, it's been shared nearly 27,000 times by Facebook users around the world. Deprill's story is rocketing around the media world, too.

But there's still no sign of the mystery woman who left her in a restaurant bathroom.

Click the link to the right to read the full story from our sister station, WDNU.


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