Body of infant found in pond near Outapi
30 Nov 2016 18:20pm
OUTAPI, 30 NOV (NAMPA) The body of a two-month-old baby girl was discovered in a pond at the Omukoko village in the Outapi Constituency on Tuesday.
The police in the Omusati Region are appealing for assistance in tracking down the suspect.
Warrant Officer Linekela Shikongo made the appeal in an interview with Nampa at Outapi on Wednesday.
The suspect used an unknown object or method to kill the baby before throwing her corpse into the pond, Shikongo said.
The baby dressed in only a disposable nappy was discovered in the water by a villager at around 13h40 on Tuesday. It is believed to have been there for about two days.
The corpse was transported to the Okahao Police morgue where a post-mortem will be conducted, Shikongo said, adding that the police have no information on the babys mother or any other relatives.
Shikongo appealed to anybody who knows of a woman whose baby of around the same age as the deceased might have disappeared.
The Omusati Police have also reported that a two-year-old boy died in the hospital at Okahao after being injured in a burning hut of his guardian at the Eendombe village in the Ogongo Constituency on Monday.
The deceased was in the hut with a cousin of the same age who was taken to the Eendombe Clinic to be treated for burns.
The hut is thought to have caught fire when the two children played with matches.
The police identified the deceased as Johannes Shaumwene.
Investigations are underway.