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Mother of baby found dumped in bin in Summerstrand handed herself over to police

Aug 19, 2019
Mother of baby found dumped in bin in Summerstrand handed herself over to police

Port Elizabeth - The mother of the new-born baby found in a bin in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, handed herself over at SAPS Humewood on Sunday night.

"The 22-year-old woman handed herself over after 22:00 after appeals to trace her was circulated through the media," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"A case of concealment of birth is under investigation."

According to police information, on Sunday, 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."

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