He said the umbilical cord was still attached to the infant.
California Highway Patrol officers received a call about the baby at 3.58 a.m. after a newspaper carrier found her lying on the road at Avenue 13 1/3 west of Road 36.
According to the Fresno Bee, a Fresno Bee newspaper carrier was delivering papers in Madera - traveling at about 5 miles per hour - when he noticed the newborn baby in the middle of the dark road. He called 911 and, together with another passerby, tried to keep the infant warm until help arrived.
'It could've been worse because out its pitch black its pitch black there could've been coyotes there's cars going by fast down that road, ' Fuentes Jr. added. She is said to be in good condition.
"The baby appeared to have been born during the night and is now being treated by the Valley Children's neonatal intensive care unit", said Pogue. She was just hours old, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.
The Madera County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation now and working to track down the newborn's mother. After leaving the infant, she allegedly fled the scene in a white SUV - which is also the type of vehicle driven by a young woman who approached Undersheriff Tyson Pogue early Monday morning and asked him to take her baby.
The man advised her to go to the children's hospital or the fire station before she drove away, Pogue said.
She is described by witnesses as a Hispanic female adult, possibly in her early 20's.
She was said to have been driving a white SUV but details of her physical description are "unknown". "We'd like to remind everyone that there are many safe surrender sites that will allow someone to surrender a newborn child without any questions asked". The sites are typically hospitals or fire stations.