Port Elizabeth – The body of a male foetus was found in an open field used as a rubbish dump in Veeplaas on Friday [3/11/17].
Community members of Veeplaas alerted the police at 08:00am on Friday. The site has been used as a rubbish dump by community for a numbers of years.
The body is being suspected to be from an unborn male baby, possibly due to abortion. An autopsy and forensic analysis of the body will determine the age of the baby, cause of death and assist in the identification of the parents. An inquest docket was opened at Kwazakele police station.
Police are making an appeal to the community of Veeplaas and surrounding areas to assist police in the identification of the mother.
Any person that could assist police in this investigation to please contact Detective Captain Hendrik Swart at 082 442 1817.