Dead baby found on trash facility conveyor belt

A view of workers sorting recyclable materials at the Athens Services waste facility in City of Industry, Calif.
Athens Services

LA PUENTE, Calif. A dead newborn was found at a trash collection and recycling facility in La Puente on Monday.

A worker discovered the baby on a conveyor belt while he was sorting garbage at Athens Services on East Valley Boulevard around 2 p.m., CBS Station KCBS reports.

The company uses conveyor belts to help workers separate trash into recycling containers.

The baby was taken to the coroner's office for an autopsy.

Sheriff's homicide detectives from the City of Industry are investigating the incident.