Newborn Baby Girl Found Buried Alive In A Hole Under Asphalt

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A newborn baby girl is in a stable condition after authorities found her buried alive in a hole in Los Angeles on Friday, according to BuzzFeed News.

“Deputies responded to the side of the riverbed in Compton after people heard crying. When the deputies arrived, they heard a “baby’s muffled cry,” the department stated. People nearby heard the crying, thinking it was cat cries. Soon after finding out that it was a baby crying, they called the police immediately, according to WashingtonPost.

“The crying coming from under a block of asphalt sounded like it was from a cat to Angelica Blount. But it turned out to be an abandoned baby that police say was deliberately buried under debris along a Los Angeles area walking path,” CNN reported.

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. They checked her vital signs and called for paramedics, according to WashingtonPost.

Authorities said the child was taken to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition. She was believed to be 36 to 48 hours old when she was found. “We do know that if the child had spent the night there in those conditions, the baby wouldn’t have survived,” Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla stated Saturday, according to CNN.

Authorities have asked for the public’s help to find the baby’s parents. If they are found, they could face charges of attempted murder and child endangerment, CNN reported.

“Some parents of newborns can find themselves in difficult circumstances. Sadly, babies are sometimes harmed or abandoned by parents who feel that they’re not ready or able to raise a child, or don’t know there are other options. Many of these mothers or fathers are afraid and don’t know where to turn for help,” the Sheriff’s Department said in the statement.