Authorities in Los Angles have arrested, but not released the name of, the woman whose baby was found buried alive last Friday near a popular Southern California bike path.
The child, estimated to have been delivered between 24 and 36 hours before, miraculously survived. She is described as being in stable condition.
On Sunday Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bob Boese broke the news that the baby girl’s mother was arrested late last week, but told the Associated Press that her name would not be released. citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.
“Boese said tips from the public and media coverage of the baby’s rescue led to the arrest,” the AP reported.
Two sisters who were walking found the baby girl. CNN reported that the sheriff’s office said the baby girl was “cold to the touch” and wrapped in what appeared to be a hospital blanket.
“There’s indications that the child was born at a medical facility or at a hospital…because of the blanket,” LA Sheriff’s Dept. Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla told journalists on Saturday. “We do know that if the child had spent the night there in those conditions the baby wouldn’t have survived.”
Angelica Blount was walking when her sister, Evangelina McCrary, pointed to a sound she had heard.
“She told me, ‘Can you hear the baby crying?’” Blount told CNN affiliate KABC. “And I said, ‘I don’t know; it might be a cat.’ And my sister said, ‘No, it’s a baby crying.’”
They called 911.
“As they searched, deputies heard a baby’s muffled cry and located a newborn baby girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path,” according to a statement from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. “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.”
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