A newborn baby was left in the dumpster of a restroom at a park in Lynwood, and authorities are seeking a person of interest in the investigation of this case.
Newborn baby found abandoned in bathroom dumpster at park
The baby was in the morning of June 11 in the dumpster of the women’s public restroom at Yvonne Burke–John D. Ham Park.
Officials believe the baby, who is Hispanic or African–American, was born sometime between June 9 and June 11.
The baby was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to a local hospital.
The child’s parents have not yet been identified. The infant is currently in stable condition and remains at the hospital for observation.
The department has released a photo of a person of interest in this case.
The Los Angeles Police Department described the person of interest as “Female, Hispanic, late teens to early 20s, 5’11”, 120-125 pounds, dark complexion, wavy hair.
The law states that an infant may be safely and voluntarily surrendered at any hospital or fire station by a parent or person with legal custody within 72 hours of birth.
All indications are that the baby was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to a local hospital.
The child’s parents have reportedly not yet been identified. The infant is currently in stable condition and remains in the hospital for observation.