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Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

In this June photo, Kern County sheriff's personnel investigate the scene on Beardsley Avenue where the body of a newborn baby was found inside a trash bin. Reggie Groves, who found the child in the bin, was visibly distraught as he spoke about seeing the baby. He said it is the worst thing he has ever seen.

An autopsy has been performed on the newborn found in a trash can Friday and the cause of death is pending additional studies, according to a coroner's office news release.

The baby girl was found 6:11 a.m. in the 500 block of Beardsley Avenue in Oildale.

- The Californian