New-born baby found dead in a dustbin

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Investigations are underway following the discovery of a new-born baby in a dustbin.

Paramedics say they found the body wrapped in plastic in a dustbin in Lindhaven, Roodepoort.

The baby was already deceased by the time they arrived.

ER24’s Russel Meiring says authorities are investigating.

“The body of a new-born baby was found on Tuesday morning in a dustbin outside a complex in Lindhaven. ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene at 10h30 to find authorities already in attendance. On closer inspection, medics found the new-born wrapped in a plastic bag inside the bin, located outside the complex. Unfortunately, nothing more could be done for the new-born. The details surrounding this incident are not yet known but local authorities were on the scene for further investigations.”