A newborn baby was found buried alive near the LA River, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Saturday.
The LASD Special Victims Bureau is now seeking the public's help with finding any information regarding the abandonment and endangerment of the baby girl, who'd been born within the last one to two days.
Police responded to calls on Friday around 4 p.m. after passersby heard the cries of a child along the bike path that runs at the edge of the LA River in the southern Los Angeles County city of Compton.
Per an LASD statement: "As they searched, deputies heard a baby’s muffled cry and located a newborn baby girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path."
Deputies removed the rubble and pulled the baby out. Police say she was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch.
The girl was triaged at the scene and taken to the hospital for observation.
If found, the person responsible for dumping the child could be charged with attempted murder and child endangerment.
At the time she was abandoned, the baby was still within the age window for Safe Surrender, which allows a parent to leave a baby at any hospital or fire station in Los Angeles County, no questions asked.