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Couple Adopts ‘Buried’ Baby

May 27, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A baby found in a shallow grave by a jogger was released from the hospital and joined an adoptive family.

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services officials called the adoptive parents, who took the boy home Tuesday, a ``solid, mature ... loving family.″

A woman jogging with her three dogs found the boy on May 16. His body temperature had dropped to 80 degrees. He was at first listed in critical condition at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where nurses called him ``Baby Christian.″

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies believe the mother is a frightened teen-ager.

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