Authorities Thursday were searching for two women in connection with the discovery of a baby boy in a restroom at Yvonne Burke-John D. Ham Park in Lynwood.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a call about 8 a.m. Friday regarding the infant.
“The baby was found by a park visitor as she entered the restroom and heard what she described as a whimpering noise coming from the trash can,” said Lt. John Adams of the LASD Special Victim’s Bureau. “She checked the contents of the trash can and found the baby amongst the rubbish. She immediately rescued the baby and called 911.”
Deputies and fire department personnel responded to the scene and provided aid to the boy, Adams said.
The baby, believed to have been born in the bathroom, was transported to a hospital and listed in stable condition. The newborn’s parents/guardians have not been identified.
The baby was placed into the care of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, Adams said, adding, the “adoption process is well underway.”
“The sheriff’s department has received many inquiries about adopting this baby, including from our own personnel,” he said. “We’ve had detectives here at our unit, we’ve had fire personnel, we’ve had nurses that treated this baby at the hospital inquire about adoption. Needless to say, this baby is quite the celebrity at this point.”
The sheriff’s department on Wednesday afternoon released images of two female suspects seen with a young girl and a pink three-wheeled stroller in the area and said they were being sought for questioning.
Anyone with information on the baby or the person of interest was asked to call the LASD’s Special Victims Bureau at 877-710-5273. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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