COMPTON, Calif. — Sheriff’s officials asked for the public’s help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path.

The girl was believed to be only 36 to 48 hours old when she was found Friday near a creek that flows into the Los Angeles River, sheriff’s officials said.

Sgt. Marvin Jaramilla of the Sheriff’s Department’s special victim unit said the girl is listed in stable condition.

Jaramilla said two deputies found the girl after people on the bike path heard her cries and called authorities.

“As they searched, deputies heard a baby’s muffled cry and located a newborn baby girl buried alive under pieces of asphalt and rubble inside a crevice located along the bike path,” the sergeant said.

Jaramilla said she was wrapped in a blanket and cold to the touch when deputies found her.

They summoned Compton Fire Department paramedics, who took her to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying her.