Arrest Made After Newborn Baby Found Abandoned in Whittier

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.

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.

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