The baby was found by two sisters who were walking along the path

By Greg Hanlon
November 30, 2015 06:15 PM
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is trying to determine the identity and parents of a newborn girl found buried alive on Friday under pieces of asphalt and debris alongside a walking path in Compton, California.

Cops received a call for service from two sisters who were walking on a bike path and heard cries coming the side of the path.

Angelica Blount told told CBS Los Angeles that she was walking with her sister, Evangeline McCrary. “She told me, ‘Can you hear the baby crying?’ ” Blount told the network. “And I said, ‘I don t know; it might be a cat.’ And my sister said, ‘No, it’s a baby crying.’ ”

Cops heard a muffled cry when they arrived, and soon located the newborn girl, a sheriff’s department statement said.

A baby found buried alive last Friday in Compton, California
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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According to the statement, the baby was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch. She received treatment at the scene by the Compton Fire Department and was then transported to the hospital where she was listed in stable condition as of Saturday.

She is believed to have been born within 36 to 48 hours of Saturday.

Parents wishing to surrender their baby can safely do so, no questions asked, at any hospital or fire station in Los Angeles County. For more information, call 877-222-9723 or visit http://babysafela.org/.

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