Autopsy Planned for Infant Girl Found at Recycling Plant

An infant girl was found on a conveyor belt at a recycling plant in Victorville

By Jason Kandel
|  Saturday, Oct 26, 2013  |  Updated 9:50 AM PDT
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Newborn Girl Found Dead at Recycling Plant

Authorities were investigating a baby found at a recycling center in Victorville on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.

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A worker at a collection yard in the City of Industry made the heartbreaking discovery of a newborn girl, apparently full term, amid the recyclables. Homicide investigators were searching Tuesday for the baby’s mother, while authorities stressed that every fire station is a safe surrender zone. Patrick Healy reports from the City of Industry for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2012.

Newborn Girl Found Dead at Recycling Plant

A baby girl whose body was found wrapped in a blanket on a conveyor belt at a recycling plant in Victorville likely was dumped in a bin and then hauled to the plant, investigators say. The public's help is sought to find the baby's mother. Tony Shin reports from Victorville for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2013.
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An autopsy was planned on a baby girl whose body was found on a conveyor belt by a worker sorting out cans and plastics at a Southern California recycling center.

The discovery was made at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. at the Victor Valley Material Recovery Facility in the 17000 block of Abbey Lane.

The baby was most likely dumped inside a residential or commercial recycle bin and then hauled to the plant, authorities said.

The plant serves most of the high desert area except for Hesperia.

It's the latest case of bodies discovered at recycling centers in Southern California.

Last year, a newborn baby girl was found in the recycling yard of a Los Angeles County waste collection firm. In 2011, a woman's body was discovered in the trash at a Los Angeles recycling center. That same year, a woman's body was recovered from a trash sorting facility in Los Angeles.

In 2010, a decomposed body was found in a pile of trash at a recycling center in Los Angeles' Chinatown neighborhood.

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