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Homicide, Says Coroner, of Dead Baby Found in Redondo Beach Trash Can
The cause of death for a newborn found inside a Redondo Beach trash can in early March has been deemed asphyxia and classified as a homicide, the Los Angeles County coroner's office has announced, via the LA Times.
24-year-old Jessie Lauren Canfield was at a house party the night before before disappearing into a bedroom when she felt some discomfort. That's where she apparently gave birth to a baby -- and she said she had no idea she was pregnant -- before allegedly stuffing it into a trash can on a street off the Pacific Coast Highway.
The District Attorney's office was hesitant to file charges at first. "[The] coroner's office has not yet determined cause of death and has not yet ruled the death a homicide." said Deputy District Attorney Christi Frey a few days after the incident, but with the recent news attorneys may finally take action.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.