Saturday, April 13, 2024

Photos of dead baby girl’s clothing released in desperate search for her mother

Police investigating the tragic discovery of a deceased baby girl at a recycling facility in Onehunga are appealing to the public to help identify clothing that could help them find her mother or relatives.

“A post-mortem carried out earlier this week confirmed it was baby girl who was born at full term and despite our appeals to the public, we have received limited information to help us identify her or her mum,” said Auckland City Police Inspector Scott Beard.

Police have released images of items of clothing located in a blue plastic bag that was found during their forensic examination of the scene.

Detective Inspector Scott Beard said the baby may have been in the blue bag, which also included several items of baby, children’s and adult clothing.

The clothing includes a child’s beanie, a distinctive pink child’s sweater and pink t-shirt, women’s belts and two women’s tops and a sequined skirt that appears to have been cut up.

There were also two baby onesies with colourful prints on them located in the area, which Police say may have also been in the blue bag.

Det Insp Scott Beard said while detectives can’t confirm that the clothing is linked to the mother of the baby, anyone who recognises the items is urged to contact Police immediately.

“We are asking that if this clothing is known to you or you recognise who this clothing belongs to please contact us. This information will greatly help us with our enquiries,” he says. 

“Not only do we want to identify the baby girl’s mother to ensure her welfare and get her the medical assistance and support she needs, but we also want to get some answers for the sake of this little girl.

“She has no name and no one to mourn and bury her. The sooner Police can identify her mother, the sooner this baby girl can be treated with the respect she deserves and laid to rest.”

Anyone with information can contact 105 quoting file number 210816/2825 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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