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Autopsy Pending on Baby Girl Found at Industry Trash Facility

The infant looked to be full term and in good health, according to investigators.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a newborn found Monday at a material recycling facility in the City of Industry, just south of Baldwin Park.

A worker at the facility, which City News Services reported was Athens Services, found the baby girl just before 2 p.m., according to authorities. Detectives headed to the facility in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard to conduct an investigation and found a deceased baby who looked to be full term and in good health.

The trash the baby was discovered in had been collected Monday from various cities around the San Gabriel Valley and brought to the the facility in Industry, according to a news release.

An autopsy is pending, which will help determine if the baby was still born or if she was alive and dumped into the trash after her birth. The investigation is ongoing.

Detectives ask anyone with information about a woman who may have been pregnant within the last week, but is not in possession of a baby, to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website.

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