COMPTON, Calif. -- Detectives were seeking information Saturday regarding the discovery of a days-old newborn that had been “buried alive” near a riverbed in Compton, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Friday afternoon, a caller reported to sheriff's officials that a baby was crying in the riverbed, a news release stated.
Deputies searched the area and heard a baby’s muffled cries. A newborn girl, believed to be between 36 and 48 hours old, was found “buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path."
The deputies removed the debris and rescued the baby, who was said to be cold to the touch.
She was then medically triaged at the scene by Compton Fire Department officials and later transported to a local hospital. She was listed in stable condition and was in the custody of the county's Department of Children and Family Services, authorities said.