Residents vow to find mother

2015-07-08 06:00
MEMBERS of the SAPS and Forensic Unit next to the body. INSERT: 

Pictured is the body of the baby boy that was found wrapped in bloody linen, a plastic bag in a shopping bag.
 Photos: 
Boipelo Mere

MEMBERS of the SAPS and Forensic Unit next to the body. INSERT: Pictured is the body of the baby boy that was found wrapped in bloody linen, a plastic bag in a shopping bag. Photos: Boipelo Mere

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THE shocking discovery of the body of a new-born baby boy left two boys from Lerato Park shocked on Thursday (02/07) afternoon.

The two boys, who were reportedly looking for food and valuables in the rubbish, discovered the body of the baby, wrapped in pieces of bloody linen, a plastic bag and put in a shopping bag, in 19th Street, Homelite.

Police in Roodepan are investigating a case of concealment of birth after the body of the new-born baby boy was found at approximately 15:00.

On discovering the body, the boys reportedly rushed to a nearby house to report the matter to the owners of the house.

Officials of the Forensics Department removed the plastic bags, including a plastic contai-ner, that was found on the scene.

Disturbed onlookers vowed to assist the police in helping to identify the mother.

“Why did she not rather dump the baby on my doorstep?

“I would not have minded adopting and taking care of him. My heart is deeply hurt for that little soul,” said Naomi Raadt, a resident.

“In this world where family planning is free of charge people still continue to throw away children. We will find her,” said another woman.

“Maybe she is standing around here somewhere watching us.”

Lt. Sergio Kock of the police said no arrests had been made yet.

He requested anyone with information to call Det.Sgt. Johannes Bosman on 053-807-5500.

Why did she not rather dump the baby on my doorstep? I would not have minded adop-ting him.’ – Noami Raadt

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