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Auckland City Police pressed media stating yesterday a baby had been located deceased at a recycling facility in Onehunga, south of the city centre.
A scene examination immediately started and continued overnight, and today, after authorities were initially notified.
Enquiries are underway to identify and locate the mother of the deceased child.
Detective Inspector Scott Beard says authorities are ‘extremely concerned' for the mothers' welfare.
“Police believe the baby is a newborn, and so we are worried that the mother needs urgent medical attention,” he said.
“We have already made enquiries with hospitals and will continue to work closely with them.”
Post mortems will be carried out on Wednesday.
“These types of investigations can be extremely complex, and Police has a significant amount of work to undertake to try and establish how the baby has come to be at the facility,” Inspector Beard said.
“What would assist [Police] greatly is for anyone who knows anything about this baby or the mother of the child to contact us urgently. We have teams of specialist staff, and this will be treated sensitively and with respect.”
Hours of CCTV footage will be reviewed in hopes to find any links.
Anyone with information can contact 105 quoting file number 210816/2825. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
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