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News Release

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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Suspect Wanted for the Murder of Newborn, $50,000 Reward Offered

Los Angeles: Detectives from Juvenile Division are seeking the public's help in solving a year old homicide that involved a newborn baby girl.

On the morning of December 21, 2004, a maintenance worker found the dead body of a newborn baby girl in a crawl space under a building of an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Wynwood Lane.   

A preliminary examination determined the body of baby Jane Doe had been under the apartment between one and seven days and a plastic bag was possibly used to conceal the baby.

The ethnicity of baby Jane Doe hasn't been determined and investigators are following a number of leads in an effort to identify the mother of the child.

Current Mayor and former Los Angeles City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of all the suspects in this case. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Juvenile Division Abuse Child Unit Detectives at    213-485-4220.  On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877- LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).