Police searching for body of newborn baby in landfill site after mother arrested on child neglect charges

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Police are searching a landfill site in California for the body of a missing 3-week-old baby, after his mother was arrested on child abuse charges in Utah.

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were combing through waste at the Antelope Valley landfill in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday in the hope of finding Baki Dewees, NBC Los Angeles reported.

The infant boy was born on April 14 and was last seen alive on May 3 in Palmdale, according to a flyer distributed by family members on social media. The flyer featured a picture of tiny Baki, wearing a yellow sweater and green pants, and said he was last seen with his father, Yusuf Dewees, 24.

The sheriff’s department said in a press release that it initially responded to a report of a missing child at the 2300 block of Carolyn Drive in Palmdale.