Less than a week after a baby boy swaddled in dollar store towels was found in a Christmas manger on the lawn of a Catholic church in Queens, New York, another newborn was discovered buried alive along a riverbed bike path in the Compton area of Los Angeles.
Buried in a foot deep crevice, the 24- to-36 hour old baby girl was discovered by two women who, while out walking, heard a baby’s “muffled cry” that at first one had thought might be a cat’s meow.
When local deputies arrived on the scene what they found was not a cat, but a tiny girl in a hole, buried under asphalt and rubble.
The baby was found wrapped in a hospital blanket, which led authorities to believe she was likely born in a medical facility. After being rescued, the child was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to the hospital where she was kept for observation. Thankfully, she is in stable condition.
Marvin Jaramilla, spokesperson for the L.A. County sheriff’s office, said that judging from her compromised body temperature, the newborn would not have survived the night if the women hadn’t responded to the cries.
Although 3,000 aborted babies are disposed of daily without much reaction from the public, witnessing a baby being fished out of a foot deep fissure may jar the senses of some who would otherwise ignore the treatment of children as human garbage.
Compton residents who were eyewitnesses reacted emotionally, with shock, at seeing a child disposed of in broad daylight by her own mother.
Local grandfather Jesse Brew said, “I know we living in some bad times, but damn.” Brew didn’t mince words when he added: “That’s why I’m saying they need to catch this person. You know, you need to go to jail. That’s the place for you.”
When the mother is found, jail is where she may end up if convicted of charges that could include attempted murder and child endangerment.
Ryan McCrary, the son of Evangelina McCrary, the woman who initially found the baby, said that ever since, his mother has been distraught and is “really emotional.”
Then, likely making reference to California’s Safe Surrender law where babies up to three days old can be surrendered to authorities for safe haven, McCrary shared that “It just hurts to see somebody leave a baby like that when there are so many places they can take them nowadays.”
Angelica Blount, who with her sister found the baby, shared that the tiny girl’s whimpering stopped when a sheriff’s deputy cradled the newborn in his arms.
Neighbor Angel Flores expressed heartfelt gratitude when he said, “God bless the two ladies that found this baby. God bless the baby… that strong baby.” Then, as Flores shared his thoughts, he summed up perfectly the current trend in America where women, with disturbing regularity, dispose of living, breathing children. “They could have done the right thing, and instead they came and dumped it here. I don’t know the situation they have or what’s going on, but this is not right. This is not human.”
Whether a child is aborted in an abortion facility, or living babies are disposed of in garbage bags, bathroom trash cans, tossed out of six-floor windows, or in this case, buried alive under asphalt and debris, Flores is right: mothers disposing of their offspring seems extremely inhuman.