A newborn baby girl buried alive near a California riverbed was rescued after a worried passerby heard her muffled cries.
She was found buried under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice in the bike path that runs along the riverbed in Compton.
Two officers found the girl after the Compton Sheriff’s Station received a call around 4pm Friday from people who said had they heard a baby crying in the riverbed.
A newborn baby girl was found buried alive in a crevice on a bike path (pictured) that runs along a riverbed in Compton, California. The girl was covered with asphalt and rubble
Two officers found the girl after the Compton Sheriff’s Station received a call around 4pm Friday from people who said had they heard a baby’s muffled cries. She was found wrapped in this blanket
The baby girl was found wrapped in a blanket and was cold to the touch.
She is now listed in stable condition at a local hospital, where she will remain for observation.
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department believes the baby was born within the last 36 to 48 hours, according to a statement released on Facebook.
Under the Safely Surrendered Baby Law, parents can leave babies three days old or younger with an employee at any California hospital or fire station without fear of arrest or prosecution.
The Los Angeles Special Victims Bureau has asked the public to call in any information about the newborn baby girl.