Los Angeles Deputy Describes Rescuing Newborn Buried Alive

1 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Newborn found buried alive.

The newborn girl — not more than two days old — had been buried alive, authorities said, beneath shards of “asphalt and rubble” near a bike path in Compton, a city in South Central Los Angeles.COMPTON (CBSLA.com) — Detectives continued to search Monday for a mother suspected of burying her newborn baby girl alive near a riverbed in the city of Compton. Around 4 p.m. on Friday, deputies were sent to the area between 136th Street and Slater Avenue for report of a baby crying in the riverbed, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Angelica Blount, who found the baby while walking with her sister, talks about their sad discovery: ‘I said it might be a cat and then my sister said no, it’s a baby crying!’

They checked her vital signs and called for paramedics.” Authorities said the child was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. She was believed to be 36 to 48 hours old when she was found. “We do know that if the child had spent the night there in those conditions, the baby wouldn’t have survived,” Sgt.

If they are found, they could face charges of attempted murder and child endangerment, CNN reported. “Some parents of newborns can find themselves in difficult circumstances,” the Sheriff’s Department said in the statement. “Sadly, babies are sometimes harmed or abandoned by parents who feel that they’re not ready or able to raise a child, or don’t know there are other options. Many of these mothers or fathers are afraid and don’t know where to turn for help.” California, among other states, has a safe-haven law to encourage parents or custodians who want to surrender an infant to hand over the child to workers at a hospital or fire station.

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