Newborn boy found dead in rubbish bag in Johannesburg

2015-06-18 16:00
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Johannesburg - The body of a newborn boy was found in a rubbish bag on Joe Slovo Drive in Berea on Thursday morning, paramedics said. 

"Netcare 911 paramedics were called to a scene on Joe Slove Drive in Berea this morning by members of the Johannesburg Metro Police Department and South African Police Department," spokesperson Santi Steinmann said.

"Members of the JMPD and SAPS were alerted by refuse removal workers who found a newborn baby in a waste bag while removing waste from the road."

Paramedics assessed the baby, but found that he had already died.

"The baby was declared dead at the scene by Netcare 911 paramedics," Steinmann said.

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