Sheriff's deputies combed the area and found the newborn, deliberately buried under debris and pieces of asphalt in a small crevice at the edge of the path. The officers pulled the newborn baby girl out and checked her vitals.
"The baby was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch," said Los Angeles Sheriff's Dept. Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla "There's indications that the child was born at a medical facility or at a hospital...because of the blanket."
The newborn was taken to the hospital where she remains for observation. Police said the girl was 36-48 hours old. Police are looking for the parents, who, if found, will face attempted murder and child endangerment charges.
"We do know that if the child had spent the night there in those conditions the baby wouldn't have survived," Jaramilla said.
Los Angeles, like many cities, has a baby surrender program where new parents can surrender the newborn to a fire station or hospital safely, without fear of prosecution.