Hunt on for mother of baby buried alive in California

Hunt on for mother of baby buried alive in California

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) – Authorities are looking for the mother of a newborn baby girl who was buried alive near a Southern California bike path.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says the search for the mother continues Sunday. The public is being asked to help.

The girl, believed to be less than 36 hours old, was cold to the touch when she was discovered in Compton Friday and was hospitalized in stable condition for observation.

Angelica Blount says she and her sister were walking when they heard a sound. Blount thought it could be a wailing cat but Evangelina McCrary was sure it was a baby.

Sheriff’s deputies were called. They followed the sound to a hole near a fence that was covered with asphalt and rubble. Inside was the child, wrapped in a hospital blanket.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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