Baby Girl Found Crawling on Sidewalk Police Seek Parents of Abandoned Infant

August 28, 2008

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Thursday, August 28, 2008
11 a.m.

WHERE: Newton Area Community Police Station
3400 South Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011

WHO: Captain Mark Olvera, Commanding Officer, Newton Area
Captain Justin Eisenberg, Commanding Officer, Newton Patrol
Newton Area Detectives

WHY: An abandoned baby girl was found in LAPD’s Newton Area on the evening of August 25, 2008. The baby was crawling on a sidewalk in the area of 25th Street and Broadway. Newton Area patrol officers took the infant into custody and the baby is now under the care of the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services.

Although several witnesses have already been interviewed, the baby’s parents have not been identified. The baby is Hispanic and approximately six months old. She appears healthy and well cared for.

CONTACT: Anyone with information is requested to contact Newton Area Detectives Beatriz Cid or Margarita Sanders at 323-846-6571. Both detectives speak Spanish and are especially interested in reaching out to Spanish language media outlets for assistance with their investigation. Questions pertaining to details about the news conference may be directed to LAPD Media Relations at 213-485-3586.