Newborn found buried alive in California riverbed

Deputies responding to calls of a baby crying discovered a newborn buried alive near a riverbed Friday.

Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who were listening for “muffled cries,” found the child under asphalt, rubble and inside a crevice near a bike path as they searched an area near Compton, California, according to officials.

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Deputies uncovered the baby, who officials believe had been born within the last 36 to 48 hours, swaddled in a blanket and cold to the touch, according to officials.

The baby was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital where she is in stable condition, according to investigators.

Investigators are asking the public for help to identify the child.

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Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Saturday, November 28, 2015

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