posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 03:50 PM
LOS ANGELES — A 5-year-old girl found in a ravine survived on dry noodles and Gatorade while remaining near her dead mother following a car crash more
than a week ago, relatives and authorities said.
The girl, apparently uninjured, was identified as Ruby Bustamante, the daughter of Norma Bustamante, 26, of Indio, said Jane Evans, nursing supervisor
at Riverside Regional Medical Center. They were reported missing April 4.
California Department of Transportation workers repairing a road barrier Tuesday morning found the girl, her mother's body and a wrecked Ford Taurus
150 feet down a ravine off the 60 Freeway between Moreno Valley and the Banning Pass, said Chris Blondon, spokesman for the California Highway
The car had crashed about 10 days ago, and the girl was hungry and thirsty but unhurt, Blondon said in a statement.
Relatives gathered at the hospital late Tuesday where Evans said Ruby was in stable condition.
Can you imagine this ? My heart and prayers go out to this little girl and the family.