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Baby Found Buried Alive Along Compton Creek Bike Path

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An L.A. County Sheriff's deputy with the newborn along the riverbed in Compton. (Via LA County Sheriff's Dept.)
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A newborn baby girl was found buried alive on Friday near the riverbed along Compton Creek, a tributary of the Los Angeles River.According to a post on the L.A. County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, Compton police received a call at about 4 p.m. that reported hearing a baby's cries along the riverbed between 136th Street and Slater Avenue. The A.P. reports that people using the riverbed's bike path heard and reported the cries. As deputies were canvassing the area, they heard, "a baby's muffled cry," and found a newborn baby girl that had been buried alive inside a crevice along the river's bike path, under pieces of asphalt and rubble.

The baby was "cold to the touch," the statement said, and was wrapped in a blanket before being rushed to a local hospital where she is being monitored, but remains in stable condition. She is believed to have been born within the last 36 to 48 hours. Anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff's Department's Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-LASD (5273).