The mutilated body of an unidentified baby boy was found Friday in the back yard of a Pomona home where pit bulls were kept, but police suspect that the infant was killed elsewhere and dumped at the home.
Authorities said the baby--found near a rusting car in the littered yard of a working-class neighborhood--did not live at the Orange Grove Avenue home where he was found. The cause of the death was not immediately determined, and many details remained unclear late Friday. But Pomona Police Lt. Ron Windell said: "It is our feeling . . . that the child was probably dead prior to being introduced into the back yard."
Lorraine Ruiz, 20, who made the gruesome discovery behind her two-bedroom home, said: "It's hard to believe that something like this could happen in your own back yard. Whoever did this had no heart."
The naked baby, between 1 week and 1 month old, had suffered head trauma and his testicles had been severed, police said. The baby also appeared to have been bitten, and one arm was missing, police said.