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Baby's body found dumped in strawberry field

May 21, 2012 |  8:17 pm

The body of a newborn baby was found dumped in this area near Camarillo, authorities said.
Detectives in Ventura County on Monday were trying determine why the body of a newborn baby was dumped in a strawberry field.

The body was found about 9:30 a.m. Monday in the field in the 3200 block of Central Avenue in an unincorporated area northwest of Camarillo, Sgt. Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said.

He said the mother could have left the infant at a fire station or hospital.

"There's no reason for this kind of thing to happen," Buschow told The Times.

The case was being investigated as a homicide. Detectives believe the body was dumped in the field between Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Joe Evans at (805) 384-4721.


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Image: Map shows area where infant's body was found dumped near Camarillo. Credit: Google Maps