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Body of newborn found by trash collector in Redondo Beach

Newborn Found in Trash Bin in Redondo Beach

A dead newborn baby was discovered by a trash collector Wednesday in a household bin on a residential Redondo Beach street near Pacific Coast Highway, police said.

Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Phil Keenan said the employee of Consolidated Disposal discovered the body about 9:05 a.m. on Irena Avenue during regular curbside trash pickup. The trash collector noticed the body while preparing to empty the bin. 

Keenan said that the residential neighborhood is relatively close to heavily traveled Pacific Coast Highway and that it is possible the child’s body was dumped by someone passing through the area.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has been called to the scene to assist investigators. A cause of death for the child has not been determined. Police did not say whether the newborn was a boy or girl.

Anyone with information is asked by Redondo Beach police to contact investigators at (310) 379-2477.

-- Richard Winton

Photo: KTLA

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When there are Safe Surrender facilities at fire stations and hospitals, why do these tragedies have to happen? These stories make me so sad.

wow how sad, heartless people, how could they do this to baby...

This is so sad. Please don't create babies you don't want. People are just so irresponsible and sick.

that's so sad, i don't get in this day and age why people still do this? i mean you can drop kid off church, dr's, gas stations here in az apparently. =( poor child.

I hate the world we live in. Who "dumps" a newborn into the trash?

another sick s.o.b. killing a baby. Do these animals have any morals??????? I can't believe that someone would actually throw a baby n the trash. I pray God curses them for eternity and then some. God Bless that poor baby.

Reading stories like this really questions my faith and belief in a "God." While millions of childless couples pray for the miracle of having a child that they can care for, nurture and love -- as well as those of us who know the wonderful joy a child can bring -- you then read about heartless, depraved or mentally unfit people that CAN have children, but end up doing dispicable, inhumane acts such as this.

I pray the child is now in a better place, laughing and in safe comfort. Away from this viscious world and supposed "civil" society. Somewhere we can only imagine.

This is shocking behavior. This is obviously someone really young and uneducated that safe surrender is just that, you can always drop these little people off.

This is making me just feel so empty... There are soooo many wonderful couples/singles that would have shown so much LOVE to/for the little one. Just breaks my heart! In the words of Neil Young, Keep on Rock'n in the Free World...

Rest in Peace, little one~

That is disgusting. Ppl r freakin sicko *#&(Q$*#&!! That's my personal opinion. If this person didn't want the baby, she should've taken the baby to a Fire Station. This person who did this will go to hell.

STUPID INDIVIDUAL WHO DID THIS..IF YOU DONT WANT KIDS THEN DONT HAVE SEX OR ATLEAST PROTECT URSELF...U TOOK A BABYS LIFE!!!! UR GOING TO HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First Haiti, then Chile. Hopefully Los Angeles next.

I never write on a post but this one really truely bothers me. It is so disturbing that this happens over and over to innocent children. There are so many people out there unable to have children and would be wonderful loving parents. There are places to surrender a child safelty ..this is just sick !!! I just dont know about this world we live it. Its truely sad :(

This world is sick and sad and everything in between.
From the 17 year old girl to the new born. The media news is hard to deal with these days along with the economy. I am going to go and golf more. Get out and live life.. while I still can. I recommend all of you to do the same!!!

They should her throw her in the trash can too, when they find the irresponsible person. I just dont understand how you need a License to drive a vehicle,License to carry a gun, a License to run a restaurant, but any IDOIT can have a baby, no LICENSE for THAT!

I hate to tell you its not a act of cruelty but poverty, women living in the Sate of California have inadequate healthcare.
If not a total disregard for human life but act desperate proverty, a total disregard for human life would be how law enforcement officer's seem to routinely kills unarmed suspects.
A woman in fear of her own death due to chronic diseases, a woman unable to support herself due to massive unemployment.
Stopping judging on the sidelines, get involved and do something about it.
If this young woman had someplace to go and someone she could trust and turn to this would not have happened, but I notice most commentary would rather treat someone as human trash so gravitate to this sort of blog.
If you aren't willing to provide a solution you are most definitely unfit to judge no matter what self righteous home you come from.

Were is the baby dad? The baby grand parents. Other family and friends. A baby does not come to be alone!!

What is the difference between this and abortion? You kill the baby and throw it in tthe trash! I pray no one goes through with an abortion- I did and it killed the baby my life - my girlfriend life- our relationship - everything. Man up and take responsibilty for a baby.


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