COMPTON, Calif. – A woman who allegedly buried her newborn daughter alive near a Compton bike path has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and child endangerment.
Authorities identified her Monday as 33-year-old Porche Washington. She was arrested last Thursday in Compton and remains jailed. She has no attorney of record.
Los Angeles County sheriff's Sgt. Richard Ruiz says Washington didn't want people to know she was pregnant.
She gave birth at a hospital on Nov. 23 and was released with the child on Nov. 26.
The next day, passers-by heard a baby's cries and sheriff's deputies were called to a bike path near a riverbed in Compton.
The baby, wrapped in a hospital blanket, was found under pieces of asphalt in a crevice. She's hospitalized in good condition.