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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