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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

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Suspect Wanted for the Murder of Newborn, $50,000 Reward Offered

Los Angeles: Detectives from Juvenile Division are seeking the public's help in solving a year old homicide that involved a newborn baby girl.

On the morning of December 21, 2004, a maintenance worker found the dead body of a newborn baby girl in a crawl space under a building of an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Wynwood Lane.���

A preliminary examination determined the body of baby Jane Doe had been under the apartment between one and seven days and a plastic bag was possibly used to conceal the baby.

The ethnicity of baby Jane Doe hasn't been determined and investigators are following a number of leads in an effort to identify the mother of the child.

Current Mayor and former Los Angeles City Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of all the suspects in this case.�

Anyone with information is urged to call Juvenile Division Abuse Child Unit Detectives at��� 213-485-4220.� On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877- LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).



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