Investigation continues into infant death – Seaford

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Infant Found Seaford Foreshore Wed 8th April 2020.
Photo: Police and Detectives on the track that leads to the beach. This is where the crime scene was setup.

Police are continuing to search for the mother of an infant who was located deceased in Seaford yesterday.

The remains of the infant, believed to be a newborn, was located by a passer-by on the beach adjacent to Nepean Highway about 4.30pm on 8 April.

The body has since been confirmed to be that of a newborn girl.

The umbilical cord and placenta were both present with the body.

Tests are still being conducted to try and better ascertain a timeframe in which the infant may have died, although preliminary estimates are that the child likely passed away in the last 3 to 10 days.

Police continue to hold serious concerns for the health and welfare of the baby’s mother and are asking for her to contact police as soon as possible.

At this stage she is yet to be located and ensuring her wellbeing is the primary focus of the current investigation.

The exact circumstances surrounding the death and the identity of the infant are yet to be determined at this stage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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