LA PUENTE (CBSLA.com) — A dead newborn was found at a trash collection and recycling facility in La Puente on Monday.
A worker discovered the baby on a conveyor belt while he was sorting garbage at Athens Services on the 14000 block of East Valley Boulevard around 2 p.m.
The company, which processes waste from all over Southern California, uses conveyor belts to help workers separate trash into recycling containers.
The baby was taken to the coroner’s office for an autopsy.
Sheriff’s homicide detectives from the city of Industry are investigating the incident.