Another newborn baby dumped

2009-10-16 00:00

THE body of a newborn baby was found in Pietermaritzburg CBD on Wednesday afternoon, barely 48 hours after a similar discovery in the city’s New England dump site.

Wrapped in a black rubbish bag, the baby boy was found dumped on a staircase inside a business building a few hours after his birth.

A woman who runs her business from the building in Pietermaritz Street found the rubbish bag lying on the stairs.

Police spokeswoman Inspector Joey Jeevan said the baby’s umbilical cord was still intact when he was found.

ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said the baby had been born a few hours earlier.

“[From] looking at the baby, it was clear he was just a few hours old.”

More than six babies have been found dumped in the city since February.

On Monday, waste-pickers found a baby in the landfill.

In February, waste-pickers stumbled upon the bodies of newborn twins.

Another body was found in March and then again in September.

The police are investigating a case of concealment of birth.

Anyone with information on the incident or the whereabouts of the mother is asked to contact investigating officer Detective Captain Preggie Moodley of the Pietermaritzburg detective services at 033 845 2747 or 083 651 3706. Anonymous callers can contact Crime Stop toll-free at 08600 10111.

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