Authorities seek help identifying abandoned baby in Los Angeles County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Authorities are seeking help to identify a baby who was abandoned at a store in Lomita on Tuesday.

The baby was left at a store on the 2000 block of Pacific Coast Highway at around 5 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Employees said a pregnant woman entered the shop while carrying the baby in her arms. She asked the worker to call a taxi and went to the restroom.

When the taxi arrived, the woman left. Moments later, workers discovered the baby had been left behind in a shopping cart.

The infant is between 7 to 9 months old and has been placed under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services. 

Authorities are searching for the woman or any family members who can identify the baby. A photo of the child and the woman were released in hopes someone may recognize them.

Authorities are trying to identify an abandoned baby who was left by a woman at a Lomita store on May 14, 2024. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Anyone with information is urged to call the Lomita Sheriff’s Station at 310-539-1661. 

Anonymous tips can be provided to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.