Teen held after baby found in bin

2014-05-28 14:05

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested after the body of a newborn baby was found in a dustbin in Orlando, Soweto, Gauteng police said.

“The baby’s body was discovered by rubbish collectors in Orlando East this morning. She has been charged with concealment of birth for now,” Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

Police are investigating whether the baby boy was alive when he was dumped, he said.

The teenager is expected to appear soon in the Orlando Magistrates’ Court.

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