EXPOSITION PARK (CBSLA.com) — Police are searching for the mother of an abandoned newborn, with his umbilical cord still attached, found in a stroller near a church in Exposition Park Tuesday.
A passerby found the baby boy near St. Agnes Church at Vermont Avenue and Dana Street shortly before 1 p.m. and called 911. “I pulled the blanket down. The first thing I saw was the baby’s head,” Alex Diaz said. He said he first spotted the dirty stroller Monday around 10 p.m.READ MORE: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
“I checked to see if he had a pulse because he wasn’t moving at all. As soon as I touched him, he started moving and crying,” said Diaz.READ MORE: Jacqueline Avant, Wife Of Music Executive Clarence Avant, Found Shot To Death In Beverly Hills Home Invasion
Paramedics took the infant to a hospital, where he’s reported to be in good condition.
Detectives are now looking for security video in the area in hopes of tracking down the baby’s mother. “We would like her to come forward to make sure she’s ok, like to know why the baby was left there,” Los Angeles Police Officer Sean Park said.MORE NEWS: Biden To Announce COVID Testing Requirement For International Travelers, Insurance Reimbursement For At-Home Tests
Los Angeles County’s Safe Surrender law allows a parent or guardian to surrender an infant no more than 3 days old with no questions asked as long as the baby shows no sign of abuse.