Foetus found in Greenbushes

Kabega Park police in Gqeberha are seeking the community's help to trace the mother of a foetus that was found in Greenbushes on Saturday afternoon.
GRISLY FIND: Kabega Park police in Gqeberha are seeking the community's help to trace the mother of a foetus that was found in Greenbushes on Saturday afternoon.
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A grisly discovery of a foetus with its umbilical cord still attached was made about 5m from a sewerage drain in Gqeberha on Saturday afternoon.

It is alleged that at about 1.30pm, a partially decomposed foetus was discovered near an outlet drain in Greenbushes.

The umbilical cord was still attached.

Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the drain was in a bushy area at the back of a quarry in Mission Road in Greenbushes.

“Police suspect that the gender of the foetus is that of a boy,” she said.

She said a case of concealment of birth was under investigation.

Police have urged anyone who can assist in tracing the suspect or may be suspicious of any person who may have been recently pregnant and no longer has a child, to contact SAPS Kabega Park detectives on 041-397-6802.

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