Police hunt on for dead baby’s claimant Print
Friday, 27 July 2018 11:59

By Dan Toribio

Police are currently looking for the individual who claimed the body of a baby who was born lifeless at a government hospital in the city last Tuesday, July 24.

This after the baby girl’s body was found dumped at a drainage near a retail store along Governor Camins Avenue last Wednesday afternoon.

That same afternoon, police were able to trace the baby’s mother at a government hospital in the city.

Nurses at the record section of the hospital confirmed that the baby girl, who was identified by a nametag tied to her wrist, had indeed been born at the health facility.

Based on investigation, the baby girl was born dead at 1:42 a.m. last Tuesday.

There was no information on the cause of death of the infant.

Police visited the mother two times but were prevented by doctors from talking to the woman.

This is reportedly based on a hospital policy disallowing police officers to talk to patients unless a formal letter is submitted to hospital officials.

A police report described the baby’s mother as “not coherent.”

Meanwhile, police are still trying to identify the individual who claimed the body of the infant to find out who dumped the body of the latter inside a drainage along Governor Camins Avenue.  (Dan Toribio)