The Latest: Infant found covered in white powder dies in LA
Oct. 19, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on three people found unconscious in Los Angeles (all times local):
Los Angeles authorities say an 8-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was found naked and covered in a white powder along with a woman and a baby who later died.
The three were discovered unconscious in a South Los Angeles parking lot early Thursday.
Authorities say the infant was pronounced dead at a hospital, where the 26-year-old woman is in stable condition. She is believed to be the mother of the children.
Police say the powder appears to be a non-toxic baby product and the victims had no obvious signs of injury.
The owner of a nearby liquor store tells KABC-TV and the Los Angeles Times that the woman was disheveled and barefoot when she bought three cans of Ajax cleanser and some gloves Wednesday evening.
Neighbors tell KABC-TV that the woman who lived nearby may have been in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend. They're afraid she may have tried to harm herself and the children.
Los Angeles investigators have determined a white powder covering an infant found in a parking lot who later died is some sort of baby product.
The infant died and a young girl and a woman were hospitalized after all three were discovered naked, unconscious and covered in the powder on the pavement outside a store early Thursday.
Officer Irma Mota says a hazardous materials team determined the powder was not toxic and likely a baby product, possibly baby powder.
Mota says the victims showed now obvious signs of injury.
Police responded shortly before 2 a.m. to reports of a female heard screaming near the market in South Los Angeles.
The 8-year-old girl is stable and the 26-year-old woman — believed to be the girls' mother — is in critical condition.
Detectives will review surveillance footage and look for witnesses.
Los Angeles police say an infant died and a little girl and a woman were hospitalized after they were found naked, unconscious and covered in a white powder-like substance in a store parking lot.
Capt. Michael Rimkunas says police responded shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday to reports of a female heard screaming near the market in South Los Angeles.
Rimkunas says the three victims were found naked on the pavement, covered in a large amount of the mysterious substance.
The infant died at the scene. The 8-year-old girl is stable and the 26-year-old woman — believed to be the girls' mother — is in critical condition.
Rimkunas says a hazardous materials team is trying to determine what the substance is.
He says the victims showed no obvious signs of injury.