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Infant Dies After Being Found Unconscious And Covered In White Powder In South L.A. Parking Lot
A two-month-old baby died early Thursday morning after being discovered naked, unconscious, and covered in white powder alongside two other people in a parking lot in South L.A. The baby and two other individuals, an 8-year-old girl and a 26-year-old woman believed to be the baby's mother, were taken to a nearby hospital, where the baby later died, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman is in critical condition and the 8-year-old is stable.
Police responded to a call of a screaming woman around 1:45 a.m. Thursday, according to the L.A. Times. They arrived at 23rd and San Pedro Streets and found the woman and two children unconscious in a Numero Uno parking lot, according to City News Service.
It is unclear what injuries the victims sustained or what caused them to be unconscious. Investigators are analyzing the white substance, which authorities believe to be baby product, according to Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department. There was "quite a lot of substance on the ground" when the police arrived on the scene, according to CBS. Authorities are investigating the death and plan to review surveillance footage at the parking lot.