Newborn baby found buried alive under footpath in LA

A newborn baby has been found buried alive under a popular Los Angeles bike path.

The baby girl was believed to be only 24 to 36 hours old when she was found in Compton on Friday afternoon.

Two women walking on the footpath heard the cries of the infant and phoned 911.


The baby was then discovered wrapped in a hospital blanket under  pieces of asphalt and debris, with officers stating she was ‘lucky to be alive’.

“We do know that if the child had spent the night there in those conditions the baby wouldn’t have survived,” Sgt. Jaramilla said.

If the parents are found, they face attempted murder and child endangerment charges.