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Body of newborn found by trash collector in Redondo Beach

March 3, 2010 | 12:04 pm

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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