National 25.7.2016 10:41 am

Police probe baby body parts found in bag

Police crime scene tape. Photo: Randfontein Herald.

Police crime scene tape. Photo: Randfontein Herald.

The body was found in Randfontein on Saturday, July 16.

Randfontein police in Gauteng are investigating a case of concealment of birth after a refuse bag was found in Randgate containing the decomposing body parts of a baby, reports Randfontein Herald.

Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein police spokesperson, said the body was found at about 1.30pm on July 16.

A gardener in the Randgate area allegedly saw the bag on the pavement near his workplace. He was then allegedly told to remove the bag, as it was thought to be causing blockage in the drainage system. He allegedly noticed the bag contained something with a foul smell.

“The police were called and discovered that the bag contained part of the body of a baby,” Ernst said.

Investigating officer Warrant Officer Pappas Mhlongo is urging the community members to come forward with any information that might lead to the tracing of the person who discarded the baby’s body.

Details: Warrant Officer Pappas Mhlongo, 011-278-8100.

Caxton News Service


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