Baby boy dumped at Grootfontein

23 Aug 2014 17:40pm
OTJIWARONGO, 23 AUG (NAMPA) – The body of a newborn baby boy was discovered at the Omulunga residential dumpsite at Grootfontein on Friday afternoon.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Otjozondjupa Regional Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Maureen Mbeha told Nampa in an interview on Saturday it appeared the baby was born alive.
“Our preliminary findings indicate that the baby was born alive in the early hours of Friday morning, but it seems he was suffocated,” said Mbeha.
The Otjozondjupa police spokesperson said the baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag by two men at the dumpsite. They alerted municipality officials who then called the police to the scene.
Mbeha called on people in and around Grootfontein who might know of a woman who was pregnant recently, but who appears to have given birth, to inform the nearest police station.
Meanwhile, the police in Otjiwarongo are also calling on the general public to assist them with tracing a woman who dumped an estimated six-month-old male foetus in the Ombili informal settlement on 21 July this year.
Mbeha said the foetus was found by a passerby who saw fresh blood stains and a swarm of flies around the dirty nappy the foetus was wrapped in.
Police investigations into both matters continue.