Baby girl's body found in Walvis dunes

08 Aug 2016 16:10pm
WALVIS BAY, 08 AUG (NAMPA) - A group of children playing in the dunes behind the Tutaleni settlement in Walvis Bay came across the body of a baby girl on Sunday morning.
The police retrieved the body and launched an investigation into the matter.
The Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Crime Investigation Coordinator for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa confirmed the incident on Monday.
“The kids apparently saw the feet of the baby who was buried under the sand and told their parents, who then informed us,” she said.
Kashuupulwa said the baby appears to have been nearly at full term when the mother gave birth. It is not known if the baby was born dead or alive.
“We are still searching for the mother and nobody has been arrested yet. It is difficult for us to find the suspect because our community members keep quiet about these things even if they know the suspect,” she said.
NamPol’s Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu also reported a car accident between Karibib and Okahandja in which three people died Sunday night.
Two of the deceased were identified as Florence Chilinda Monde (age unknown) and Frans Jonas Iipinge, 46.
The identity of the other person who died, a man, could not be revealed as his next of kin were yet to be informed.
Iikuyu said a minibus with 11 passengers driving from Karibib overturned after it was hit on the side by a Citi Golf coming from the opposite direction.
Iipinge was the sole occupant of the Golf.
“Nine people sustained injuries. Three of them who were seriously injured are in Windhoek hospitals, the rest were released from the Usakos State Hospital on Monday,” said Iikuyu.