Woman arrested for killing her newborn in Central, Port Elizabeth

AUGUST 13, 2015

A 36 year-old Port Elizabeth woman is expected to appear in court on Friday after she was arrested for the murder of her newborn baby. 

According to Port Elizabeth police a gardener, working at a property in Central on Wednesday, went investigating after picking up a strange smell. That is when he made a gruesome find - the body of a baby wrapped in a plastic bag. 

The woman, who also works at the property, was arrested later  on Wednesday afternoon. 

Police believe the baby may have been suffocated.

An autopsy will be done to confirm this.