Angelica Blount didn’t quite believe her sister that the noise they were hearing while walking along a bike path in Compton the day after Thanksgiving was a baby. “She told me, ‘Can you hear the baby crying?’” Blount told KABC. “And I said, ‘I don’t know; it might be a cat.’ And my sister said, ‘No, it’s a baby crying.’” They immediately called the police, and said they were heaing muffled cries from a baby but weren’t sure where it was coming from.
When two deputies from the LA Sherriff’s Department arrived they found a newborn under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice on the bike path. “Deputies removed the pieces of asphalt and debris and rescued the baby from the crevice. The baby was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch,” notes a statement posted on the Sheriff’s department Facebook page. The way the baby was wrapped up in a hospital blanket leads officials to believe she was born in some type of medical facility. She was transferred to a hospital in stable condition.