(CNS) Sheriff's homicide detectives today were investigating the death of a newborn girl whose body was found at a waste collection facility in Industry.
The body was found in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard at 2:20 p.m. Monday, said Deputy Mark Pope of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau. An autopsy will have to be conducted to determine if the baby was born alive, said Deputy Kim Manatt, also of SHB.
"The baby was deceased, but looked to be full term and in good health,'' Manatt said. "The trash the baby was found in had been collected Monday ... from various municipalities around the San Gabriel Valley and brought to the facility in Industry.''
The infant's body was found at Athens Services, a news photographer reported from the scene. Located at 14048 Valley Blvd., Athens Services is a waste collection and recycling company that has trash and recyclable collection contracts with numerous Los Angeles-area communities, according to its website.
Manatt said a worker at the facility found the body. According to the news media, the body was on a conveyor belt used to sort trash, media sources reported.