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Dead newborn found at Industry trash site; investigation continues

December 11, 2012 |  6:53 am

Homicide detectives are continuing to investigate the death of a newborn baby found on a conveyor belt at a City of Industry trash collection center.

An employee spotted the newborn as she was sorting through waste at Athens Services about 2:20 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. G. Patterson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who declined to give his full name.

The center in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard was shut down after the discovery and employees were sent home.

"It's unknown where the newborn came from," Patterson said.

The body was turned over to coroner's officials. Anyone with information may contact the homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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