Wednesday, December 11, 2002
Abandoned Newborn Found Dead
Los Angeles: On Tuesday, December 10, 2002, at approximately 11:30 p.m., detectives from the Abused Child Unit responded to the 1400 block of East 15th Street to investigate the death of a newborn baby boy. The child was left abandoned near the residence. There are no leads at this time as to who abandoned the newborn.
The cause of death is pending the outcome of the Coroner’s autopsy.
The public should be reminded of the Safe Haven Law which allows mothers to leave unwanted newborn babies at any hospital or fire station within 72 hours of delivery. These individual will not face any criminal consequences.
We are asking for help from the public. If anyone has information regarding this incident please contact detectives at 213 485-4220. On weekends and off-hours, contact the toll free 24-hour number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.
This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Lucy Diaz, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.