Parents of newborn found ‘buried alive’ still unknown
LOS ANGELES – As the search for the parents of an abandoned newborn girl found “buried alive” in Compton last week continued, investigators said they would release new information in the case on Monday.
The baby was first discovered by passersby who heard her crying in a riverbed in the area of West 136th Street and North Slater Avenue around 4 p.m. Friday, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. They then contacted authorities.
Responding deputies canvassed the area and were alerted to the infant’s presence by her muffled cries, KTLA reported. They found the newborn wrapped in a blanket and buried under pieces of asphalt and rubble near a bike path, the release stated.
The deputies rescued the baby, who was believed to be just 36 to 48 hours old at the time. She was taken to a local hospital where she was last reported to be in stable condition.
The infant has been placed in the custody of the county’s Department of Children and Family Services.
Investigators still have not located the girl’s parents, nor did they know their identities.
More details about the case were expected to be released on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Anyone with information has been asked to call the department’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273.
Those who would like to leave a tip anonymously were urged to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-8477, texting the letters TIPLA plus a tip to 274637, or by visiting the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.