Foetus discovered at Unam campus

30 Nov 2014 17:20pm
WINDHOEK, 30 NOV (NAMPA) - The Namibian Police are investigating a case of concealment of birth after a foetus was discovered at the University of Namibia campus in Windhoek on Friday.
The foetus was discovered by a cleaner inside a black refuse bag, wrapped in a smaller plastic bag, at the male students' hostel block at the campus.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Sergeant Slogan Matheus said during the weekly crime briefing here on Sunday the refuse bag was left hanging from the rail along the corridors at the hostel block.
Matheus said no arrests have been made as most of the students have already left campus for the holiday.
“We strongly appeal to students and those accommodated at the Unam hostels who may have relevant information about the suspect to approach the nearest police station to relay information as soon as possible,” he said.
Matheus said the police will not reveal the identity of any student or member of the public who comes forth with such information.
A member of the public also discovered a foetus buried near Ongava Street in Windhoek’s Okuryangava residential area on Sunday morning after noticing a bad smell in the area.
“It could not be determined whether it was a male or female foetus,” Matheus said.
No arrests have been made in the matter and police are requesting members of the public to come forth with any information regarding the discovery.