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Body of Newborn Boy Found in Trash Can

March 13, 1998

The body of a newborn boy was found Thursday morning in a trash can in downtown Los Angeles, and police are seeking the public's help in finding the infant's mother, authorities said.

The body was discovered about 7:45 a.m. at Pico Boulevard and Wall Street by a merchant who notified authorities, said Los Angeles Police Capt. Stuart Maislin.

Maislin said an autopsy would be conducted to determine if the baby was born alive and the cause of death. The baby's umbilical cord was still attached, he said.

"At this point, we are treating it as a homicide," Maislin said.

Police urged anyone with information to call the LAPD's Juvenile Division: (213) 485-4220.

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