A homeless man came across the body of a baby on Monday morning at a landfill site in Koedoeskloof, Port Elizabeth.
He was searching through garbage bags early in the morning when he discovered the baby girl’s body. This is the second baby found in a week in Port Elizabeth.
Police spokesperson Gerda Swart said the case was being investigated and an autopsy will be held to determine the exact cause of the child’s death.
Members of the detective branch in Uitenhage conducted the investigation.
Investigator Deon Roos said anyone who knows who the mother is or has more information can call him on 079 896 8148 or 041 996 3438.
Residents responded with shock and horror to the news on Wednesday that the naked body of a newborn baby boy was found in a black bag in the bushes near the Curro Westbrook school after a woman had been thrown into the bushes the day before”.
The decomposing body was found in the bag on Saturday, May 2, and according to CCTV images taken on April 26, a woman in a Haval sports utility vehicle at a wooded area near the school can be seen with the black bag and then throwing it into the bushes and driving away.
The woman was traced by the vehicle registration number visible in the footage, Police spokesperson Priscilla Naidu confirmed.
A charge of concealing a birth is being investigated against this 30-year-old KwaDwesi woman.