A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy holding a baby that was buried alive in a crevice in the Los Angeles riverbed. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy holding a baby that was buried alive in a crevice in the Los Angeles riverbed. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department  sought the public’s help with any information regarding the abandonment and endangerment of a newborn girl found buried alive near the Compton Creek.

At about 4 p.m. Friday, people called the sheriff’s Compton station to report hearing a baby crying at the Compton Creek, between 136th Street and Slater Avenue, said Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau.

As deputies searched the area they heard a baby’s muffled cry and located the child buried under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path, Jaramilla said.

“Deputies removed the pieces of asphalt and debris and rescued the baby from the crevice,” he said. “The baby was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch. They checked her vital signs and called for paramedics.”

The newborn, believed to have been born within the last 36 to 48 hours, was rushed to an area hospital, where she was listed in stable condition and will remain at the hospital for observation.

Detectives from the department’s Special Victims Bureau asked anyone with information regarding the newborn to call them at (877) 710-5273.

—Staff and wire reports

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