A newborn baby was found buried alive near a riverbed in Compton, California. Police said the baby was still alive and wrapped inside a blanket.
Authorities said that they could hear muffled cries from the riverbed and discovered an infant girl buried alive a foot deep under pieces of asphalt and rubble.
After removing asphalt and debris to rescue the baby, police said the infant was cold to the touch and that the baby was estimated to be between twenty four and thirty six hours old.
The newborn was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital for observation.
Under California’s Safe Surrender law, parents can drop off their newborn at any hospital or fire station within 72 hours of birth without fear of being prosecuted.
Police said that in the case of this newborn the parent or parents could be charged with attempted murder and child endangerment for burying the newborn alive.