Lifeless baby found in Fichardt Park

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The scene where a newborn baby in Fichardt Park was discovered.

A case of concealment of birth has been opened after the lifeless body of a baby girl was discovered in Fichardt Park, Bloemfontein.

According to a local who wants to remain anonymous, a man who was busy looking through the rubbish for recyclable items made the discovery. Police spokesperson Brigadier Motantsi Makhele has confirmed the incident with Bloemfontein Courant and said allegedly someone who was busy searching through the rubbish bins in Stollereither Street noticed a red-and-white Nike shoe box and when checking it, saw something wrapped in greyish towel.

“He opened the towel and noticed a baby inside. At a later stage it was discovered to be a baby girl, possibly just born, with the umbilical cord still attached,” said Makhele. According to him, the mother could not be traced.

Pierce van Heerden

pierce@mahareng.co.za