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Dead Baby Found On Conveyor Belt At Recycling Plant

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These kind of stories are so hard to report: The body of a baby girl was found on a conveyor belt at a recycling center in Victorville yesterday morning.

A worker sorting cans and plastics at the facility on Abbey Lane made the horrible discovery.

The body was found wrapped in a blanket at the plant in Victorville, about 85 miles north of Los Angeles, CBS 2 reports.

Authorities said the baby appeared to be a newborn, which is all the more needless since California has a Safely Surrendered Baby law in which a parent can leave a newborn for any reason at a designated site like a hospital or police or fire station.

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San Bernardino County Sheriffs are investigating. Sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said Friday there were few leads in the case.

"No one has come forward to identify the baby" she told CBS. "So until the autopsy is done, there are a lot of questions that can't be answered.

Sadly, recycling and waste facilities are popular paces for leaving bodies: Last year a newborn baby girl was found in the recycling yard of a Los Angeles County waste collection firm. In 2011, a dead woman was discovered in the trash at a Los Angeles recycling center and a woman’s body was recovered from a trash sorting facility in Los Angeles, CBS reports.

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