A newborn baby was discovered dead in an Oildale (just north of Bakersfield) trash can early Friday morning.
“I don’t know, it’s really shocking because I don’t know anybody who would ever do that to a baby and it doesn’t even know anything about life and it’s just thrown away,” said one neighbor.
A man moving his trash can from the curb on the 500 block of Beardsley Ave. found the baby around 6:11 a.m., according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
“I couldn’t believe it, just like if you don’t want the kid there are several places to take a kid. Like fire department right down the street, there’s hospitals, and they blatantly tell you [that] if you do not want the kid you can take it in so many days and I hear about this baby sitting in a trash can for literally most of its life [it’s] like come on,” said another neighbor.
Detectives said the infant appeared full term and no more than several days old. It did not appear the body had been in the dumpster for more than one to two days….
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