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Rubbish dump workers discover body of new born baby

Rubbish dump workers discover body of new born baby

Niël Terblanché
THE lifeless body of a new born baby boy, wrapped in a towel and hidden in a plastic bag, was discovered on the Walvis Bay municipal rubbish dump earlier on Wednesday and the police requested the public to help them trace the person responsible.
According Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Gurirab the remains of the new born baby was discovered by people working on the dumpsite at around 11:00 on Wednesday.

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“The baby’s body was wrapped up in a brown towel and placed in a white plastic bag. It is suspected that the mother carried the baby to term when she gave birth to the child between Tuesday and Wednesday before dumping the baby at the municipal dump site.”
Detective Chief Inspector Gurirab said the body was taken to the Police Mortuary in Walvis Bay for a post mortem examination to determine if the baby was killed before it was dumped or whether it was stillborn.
He requested any person or family member who knows a relative or friend who was pregnant but is now without a baby to call Detective Chief Inspector Shangula at 081 667 6820 or Detective Warrant Officer Kalipi at 081 296 2322 at the Gender Based Violence Police Division. He said such information can also be provided at the nearest police station.
According to Detective Chief Inspector Gurirab once found, the suspect in the matter will face charges of murder and concealment of birth.

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