A newborn girl was found buried alive near a riverbed in Compton, California, Friday and now officials are seeking the public’s help for information on her abandonment.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a baby heard crying near the riverbed located between 136th Street and Slater Avenue at 4 p.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
As deputies canvassed the area, they heard a baby’s “muffled cry” and discovered a newborn girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path, LASD said.
Deputies had to remove pieces of asphalt and debris to rescue the baby, who was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch, officials said.
The newborn was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital. She is in stable condition and will remain at the hospital for observation.
The newborn is believed to have been born within the last 36 to 48 hours.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-LASD (5273).