A newborn baby was found abandoned in Whittier and a female was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment, authorities said Sunday.
A good Samaritan called police after finding the baby at 6 p.m. Saturday in the 11600 block of Washington Boulevard, Lt. Ann Devane of the Pico Rivera sheriff's station said.
"The newborn was alive and taken to a hospital and is expected to live," Devane said.
Deputies contacted a female nearby "who had additional information," the lieutenant said. She was arrested.
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Additional information about the newborn and the suspect were not available because the case was turned over to the sheriff's Special Victims Bureau, Devane said.