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13-Year-Old Boy Found Dead Infant While Walking Home From School
A 13-year-old boy discovered the body of a baby yesterday afternoon while walking home from school in Long Beach.Jamal Davison, 13, was walking home from school yesterday when he made a horrifying discovery. At about 4:22 p.m., near East 67th Street and Gardenia Avenue, Davison spotted the decomposing body of a baby in an alleyway, KTLA reports. Once he realized what he had found, he called the police.
"It looked just like a newborn," he told KTLA.
The baby was found near a cardboard box and other trash, and initial reports indicated the body may have been burned. However, Long Beach Police Det. Claudia Lopez later stated that the baby was not burned, but "in a stage of decomposition that would give that appearance," according to City News Service. A pending autopsy will determine if the baby, whose gender has not been revealed, was stillborn or if there was another cause of death.
Anyone with information can contact Long Beach Police via 562-570-7260.