Cops hunt newborn dumper

15 November 2018 | Crime

The police are appealing for help to trace a mother who abandoned her newborn baby in Swakopmund.

According to Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Gurirab, the baby was discovered by a taxi driver on Tuesday morning.

“At about 06:45 at house number

3587 in Tulinawa location in Swakopmund a newborn baby girl was discovered by a taxi driver who came to the house to pick up a child for school. “The taxi driver narrated that he saw a baby wrapped in a blanket lying next the dustbin in the house's yard. The baby was alive and is in stable condition.

“The baby is admitted at the Swakopmund state hospital for observation. A criminal case has been opened and is under investigation by the gender-based violence protection subdivision of the Erongo Region,” Gurirab said.

He asked anyone who can help the police to trace the mother to contact Detective Sergeant Kalipi at 081 619 6503 or Detective Chief Inspector Gurirab at 081 233 3745.

Sean Naude of Namibian Marshall Rangers also appealed for assistance in the matter.

“People are saying let's leave her alone but instead of her leaving her baby, she could just have said she is not able to take care of the baby and help could have been offered.

“If there is anyone who has information or knows anyone who was highly pregnant in the area, please call us on 081 201 0821,” Naude added.

Adolf Kaure

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