4-month-old foetus found dumped on Walter Sisulu University campus

2018-01-31 15:18
SA police. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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King William's Town - A case of concealment of birth is being investigated after a 4-month-old foetus was found dumped at Walter Sisulu University's Ibika campus in Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Wednesday.
 
The foetus was discovered around 07:00 on Tuesday, Captain Jackson Manatha said in a statement.
 
"The foetus was found... not far from the residence of both female and male students," he said.

Manatha added that it was believed that the baby girl was dumped on Monday night.
 
Yonela Tukwayo, spokesperson for Walter Sisulu University, said no attempt had been made to hide the foetus after it was dumped.

"The foetus was not concealed, it was just found lying there," she said.
 
Tukwayo said a foetus was found dumped in a plastic bag in a similar case on Ibika campus in 2017.

"The foetus that was found last year had been concealed in a plastic bag, which we found being [dragged] by a dog. The security wanted to see what the dog was doing and found the foetus," she said.
 
Tukwayo said the university had handed the latest matter over to the police and would rely on them to conduct the investigation.

"We haven't heard anything from them as of yet, but we know that no suspects have been arrested," she said.

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