Cyprus Mail

Police searching for dead baby girl’s mother

POLICE were searching private clinics and hospitals yesterday in a bid to track down the mother of a dead baby girl found at a waste disposal unit near Larnaca after it was apparently dumped in the garbage.

Larnaca police spokesman Charalambos Zahariou said they were going through all the births from last November until now that took place in state hospitals in Larnaca and Famagusta, and private clinics.

“So far we have checked 90 births and all newborns are well,” Zahariou said.

He added that officers were also checking births that had not been declared yet.

Zahariou urged anyone with information on the case to contact the nearest police station or the 1460 hotline.

The baby, probably a few days old when she died, was discovered on the conveyor belt at the Koshi processing centre at 7am on Thursday after being carried there by a garbage truck.

The cause of death and the baby’s race could not be determined due to decomposition.

The baby weighed around three kilos and was less than a month old, according to her weight and height.

State pathologist Eleni Antoniou had said she found no visible signs of violence and any injuries on her body were most likely caused by the unit’s machinery.

The pathologist said the baby must have died between five and seven days earlier.

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