Thursday 22 August, 2019

Baby found in shallow grave in Pt Fortin

The body of what appeared to be a newborn baby was discovered on Friday morning in Point Fortin.

Police visited the scene where they remained up to Friday midday.

According to initial reports, the baby was discovered at 8:00 am in farmland by Guapo Village, Point Fortin, by a farmer who was tending to his crops.

The man told police he observed a mound of dirt near his crops and investigated.

In a shallow grave, he found the dead baby wrapped in cloth and notified the police.

Officers of the South Western Division and the Homicide Region 2 were notified and visited the scene.

A woman who lives nearby has since been detained and is being questioned.

More on this as it becomes available.

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