She later called to say she was at a Sugar Land hospital and they'd lost their son, who had strangled on his umbilical cord. I did not want to miss my son's funeral,” Henry said.
But before arrangements could be made, he couldn't reach his girlfriend.
He e-mailed Florence police, and they called him at 3 a.m. 20 to confirm his claim on the abandoned baby that six Italian families were already trying to adopt.
Henry had no idea how to navigate Italy's justice system until an Italian attorney, Edgar Vincent Lualdi, offered assistance.
Their attorney, Robert Fickman, said an international probe into possible charges of child abandonment prevents them from speaking.