Week old abandoned baby discovered alive in desert near Nonidas

A member of the Swakopmund public discovered a crying week-old baby in the Nonidas area on Saturday morning. The infant is believed to have been abandoned and a hunt is now on to locate the baby’s mother. The public is urged to come forward with any possible information that can lead to the location of the mother.

“The police is urgently requesting public assistance in tracing the mother of a week-old baby that was dumped next to the water pipeline in the vicinity of Nonidas on Saturday morning. Any person having information which can lead to the suspect’s arrest should contact Detective Chief Inspector Shangula at (081-667 6820) or report to the nearest Police Station,” reports Erwin Leuschner from the namib times’ Swakopmund office.
According to Detective Inspector Erastus Iikuyu, Acting Regional Crime Investigations Co-ordinator for Erongo, the crying baby girl was found by a member of the public next to the water pipeline at about 8:45 about ten km out-side of Swakopmund. The person alerted the police who were fortunately in the area. “It seems the baby (black in complexion) was dumped there that morning by an unknown mother who is now a suspect,” Iikuyu said. The police is investigating the case of Child Abandonment and Neglect.
The baby was taken to the Swakopmund State Hospital for medical examination. There it came to light that the baby girl was born in a hospital, but it could not be established which hospital. The child is safe and in a healthy condition. She was taken to the Walvis Bay Kids Haven in Walvis Bay, where she is being cared for.

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