Cops search for dad after 6-month-old baby is found dead

2016-06-12 18:30
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Gauteng  The father of a six-month-old baby boy is wanted for questioning after the infant’s tiny body was found in a bedroom of his parent's Panorama View home on Saturday, Gauteng police said on Sunday.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Kay Makhubela, said the baby’s mother arrived home from work at 19:20 after leaving him in the care of his father that morning.

“When she asked her husband where was child he told her that he was sleeping in the bedroom. It is alleged that when she went to check on the baby, she found the child wrapped in a blanket and not breathing,” Makhubela said.

“Paramedics were summoned and they certified the child died.”

The infant was found to have sustained head injuries and burn wounds, he confirmed.

The baby's father was last seen by the woman just before she went to check on the infant.

“When she went to check on the baby, the man left in the woman’s car without saying where he was going. He did not come back home,” Makhubela said.

Police have appealed to the father to return home so he can assist them in their investigation, Makhubela added.

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