Mother hands herself over after newborn baby found dead in bin

19 August 2019 - 16:48 By IAVAN PIJOOS
The body of the newborn baby was found by a homeless man who was rummaging through a rubbish bin on Sunday.
The body of the newborn baby was found by a homeless man who was rummaging through a rubbish bin on Sunday.
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An Eastern Cape woman has handed herself over to police after her newborn baby was found in a rubbish bin at the weekend, police said on Monday.

Police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu said the 22-year-old woman handed herself over at the Humewood police station in Port Elizabeth on Sunday evening. Naidu said the newborn baby was found by a homeless man who was rummaging through the bin  about  8.30 on Sunday morning.

The man saw the naked baby with its umbilical cord still attached. The baby had already died. 

A case of concealment of birth is being investigated.


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