National 23.9.2016 09:44 am

Newborn baby found dead in rubbish bin at primary school

THE refuse removal truck in which the newborn baby's body was discovered.

THE refuse removal truck in which the newborn baby's body was discovered.

The gruesome discovery was made by municipal workers collecting refuse bags.

A newborn baby’s body has been found while an Ekurhuleni refuse removal truck was doing its normal rounds in Aston Manor, on the East Rand, Gauteng.

The gruesome discovery was made by the workers who pick up refuse bags on Oorbietjie Street in front of Aston Manor Primary School on Thursday, Kempton Express reported.

“We were about ready to compact the rubbish bags when we saw something that looked like blood coming from one of the bags. We then saw the baby,” said one of the workers, who wished to remain anonymous.

The workers shared their discovery with a woman leaving the school premises.

She notified Alpha Security about the incident. ER24 and Kempton Park SAPS arrived on the scene shortly after.

“We suspect the mother who dumped the body for the refuse truck to take away might live on Oorbietjie Street, as the truck didn’t go very far down the street before they made the discovery. Police will have to investigate further,” said Morne Le Grange from Alpha Security.

The forensic department and crime scene photographers were still on their way to the scene to take the body away when the Express was there.

An inquest docket was opened, and they will investigate the matter.

– Caxton News Service

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