Newborn baby found buried alive in Los Angeles.

Newborn Baby Found Buried Alive Under Pieces of Asphalt in Los Angeles

Newborn Baby Found Buried Alive Under Pieces of Asphalt in Los Angeles

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Nov. 29 2015 12:51 PM

Newborn Baby Found Buried Alive Under Pieces of Asphalt in Los Angeles

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A sheriff's deputy cradles a baby girl near the crevice where she was found buried alive on November 27, 2015.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Angelica Blount didn’t quite believe her sister that the noise they were hearing while walking along a bike path in Compton the day after Thanksgiving was a baby. "She told me, 'Can you hear the baby crying?'" Blount told KABC. "And I said, 'I don't know; it might be a cat.' And my sister said, 'No, it's a baby crying.'" They immediately called the police, and said they were heaing muffled cries from a baby but weren't sure where it was coming from.

When two deputies from the LA Sherriff’s Department arrived they found a newborn under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice on the bike path. "Deputies removed the pieces of asphalt and debris and rescued the baby from the crevice. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch,” notes a statement posted on the Sheriff’s department Facebook page. The way the baby was wrapped up in a hospital blanket leads officials to believe she was born in some type of medical facility. She was transferred to a hospital in stable condition.

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