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Dead baby found buried in Angeles National Forest

October 13, 2011 |  8:08 am

Police detectives were trying to determine Thursday why a 6-week-old infant was buried in the Angeles National Forest and why the child's death was not reported to authorities.

Officials said they learned of the newborn's death Tuesday, when the Los Angeles Police Department's juvenile division received information about it. Detectives and coroner's officials recovered the body and unspecified evidence from the scene, they said.

Police added only that the baby died while in the care of his parents, and that they were trying to determine why he was buried in the forest.

The L.A. County coroner's office has not yet released a cause of death.

Anyone with information may call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).

Anonymous tipsters may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or text to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads). All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD."

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