Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Abandoned Baby Found in California

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Abandoned Baby Found in California

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COMPTON, Calif. -- Sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path.

The girl was believed to be only 36 to 48 hours old when she was found Friday afternoon near a creek that flows into the Los Angeles River. Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the Sheriff's Department's special victim unit said she is listed in stable condition.

Jaramilla said two deputies found the girl after people on the bike path heard her cries and called authorities.

"As they searched, deputies heard a baby's muffled cry and located a newborn baby girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path," the sheriff's sergeant said in a statement. …

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