The body of a newborn baby was found Monday morning in a Nyeland Acres strawberry field and police are searching for the baby's mother, according to Ventura County Sheriff's Department officials.
"The body had been there fairly recently; probably overnight, maybe from last night," said Sgt. Eric Buschow.
The body was found in the 3300 block of Central Avenue (map) in an unincorporated area of Camarillo.
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"It's scary," said Gabriel Ortiz, who found the body around 9:30 a.m.
Authorities could not immediately confirm the sex of the victim, and the cause of death was not released.
"One of our concerns: investigators want to find out who the mother is," Buschow said. "They are concerned about her health and well-being.
"This is something that should never happen, I mean, there are mechanisims in place where people can go and drop off a baby, no questions asked."