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Body of newly-born baby boy found dumped in bin in Summerstrand

Aug 19, 2019
Body of newly-born baby boy found dumped in bin in Summerstrand

Port Elizabeth - Police in Humewood, Port Elizabeth, have appealed to the public for assistance with information that can help them find the mother of a new-born baby boy found dumped in a bin in Summerstrand on Sunday morning.

According to police information, at about 08:30, a vagrant was rummaging in a bin at the corners of Beach Road and 2nd Avenue when he saw the naked baby in the bin.

"The umbilical cord was still attached to the child. The baby was already dead," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"A case of concealment of birth was opened and is under investigation.

"Anyone who can assist in tracing the mother or is suspicious of anyone who may have been recently pregnant is asked to contact SAPS Humewood on 041 5045019/20."

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