ANTELOPE VALLEY BRIEFLY\Officials seek identity of dead baby in dump.Byline: Daily News
LANCASTER - Sheriff's homicide homicide (hŏm`əsīd), in law, the taking of human life. Homicides that are neither justifiable nor excusable are considered crimes. A criminal homicide committed with malice is known as murder, otherwise it is called manslaughter. detectives continued Friday to investigate the abandonment of a dead baby found in a heap of newspapers and cardboard at the Lancaster Landfill.
Described by landfill workers as 2 weeks old or younger and not badly decomposed de·com·pose
v. de·com·posed, de·com·pos·ing, de·com·pos·es
1. To separate into components or basic elements.
2. To cause to rot.
1. , the body had been dumped at the landfill Thursday morning among a truckload truck·load
The quantity that a truck can hold.
truckload n → camión m lleno of recyclable re·cy·cle
tr.v. re·cy·cled, re·cy·cling, re·cy·cles
1. To put or pass through a cycle again, as for further treatment.
2. To start a different cycle in.
a. materials dumped at the landfill later that morning.
Once the body was discovered - it was badly mangled, possibly by a compactor in the garbage truck - the area was cordoned off and the Sheriff's Department was notified.
"The body had severe injuries," said Sgt. Lynn Reeder. "We're unable to tell if the baby suffered the injuries during transport on the truck."
Sheriff's and landfill officials are trying to identify which route the body had come from.