Authorities seek help in IDing suspects who abandoned infant in Lynwood park

LA Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying this person of interest in an abandoned baby in Lynwood on June 11.
Photo credit LA County Sheriff's Department

LYNWOOD - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department today released information about persons of interest regarding a newborn baby that was abandoned earlier in June at Yvonne Burke- John D. Ham Park.

According to the department statement, the male newborn was abandoned at around 8 a.m. on June 11 in a trashcan in the park's female's public restroom.

The baby, who detectives believe was born sometime between June 9-11, was transported to a hospital and listed in stable condition. According to the sheriff's department, the child's parents have yet to be identified.

The sheriff's department released images and a sketch of a female suspect seen pushing a pink three-wheeled stroller in the area and said she is being sought for questioning regarding the abandonment and endangerment of the newborn.

LA County Sheriff's Department
Photo credit LA County Sheriff's Department

California has a Safely Surrendered Baby Law, which gives parents or guardians the choice to legally and safely surrender their baby at any hospital or fire station in Los Angeles County, no questions asked.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Special Victims Bureau toll free tip line at (877) 710-5273 or by email at specialvictimsbureau@lasd.org.