GARDENA : Newborn Found in Trash Container; Mother Sought

A newborn girl found Wednesday in a trash container behind a Gardena-area apartment building was hospitalized in good condition.

A neighbor found the baby at the rear of the El Camino Village Apartments in the 14800 block of Lemoli Street shortly after 10 a.m., said sheriff’s spokesman Gabe Ramirez.

“Alice Law told deputies she heard a noise and she looked into the trash container and found the unclothed baby,” Ramirez said.

“She took the baby out and wrapped her in a blanket. The umbilical cord was still attached, and the baby appeared to be a few hours old,” he said.


Law called 911 and waited for paramedics, who took the girl to Los Angeles County Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Ramirez said.

Anyone knowing the mother’s identity is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department.