COMPTON, Calif. - A newborn was found buried alive along a walking path in California Friday.
Two women were walking on a path in Compton when they heard what sounded like a baby crying.
They called for help and two deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department responded.
They discovered a newborn girl buried in a crevice under pieces of asphalt and debris.
She was believed to be 36 to 48 hours old when she was found wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch on Friday.
"If the child had spent the night there, in those conditions, the baby wouldn't have survived," LA Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla said.
In a news release the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said,
"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.
There’s a better choice, surrender your baby. A parent stuck in this difficult situation can safely surrender their baby at any hospital or fire station in Los Angeles County, no questions asked."
The baby was in stable condition at a local hospital Sunday morning.
Investigators are still searching for her parents.