Baby Survives After Being Buried Alive Along Bike Path
UPDATE 4:27p ET: New details have emerged about the newborn girl, who is now in custody of child protective services.
Officials at a news conference today said that the blanket the baby was wrapped in could end up helping in the search for her parents.
"Because the baby girl was no more than a few days old ... if, in fact, she was born in a hospital, police might be able to access records to identify her and track down the parents," reported Trace Gallagher.
A newborn girl was found buried alive near a creek in Compton on Friday after two women walking by heard the sounds of a baby crying.
Officials at the scene found the infant had been placed inside a shallow hole along a bike path, the LA County Sheriff’s Department said.
She was covered under pieces of rubble.
“The baby was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch,” Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the sheriff's Special Victims Bureau told Fox 13. “They checked her vital signs and called for paramedics."
The baby girl was later said to be in stable condition at a hospital. She was estimated to have been born only 36 to 48 hours before.
Authorities are now asking for anyone with information to come forward.
They are urging parents in similar situations to remember they can surrender their babies at “safe” zones, such as hospitals and fire departments, with no questions asked.
Watch more about the discovery above, and see the local report, here.