The body of a baby was discovered in a cooler bag by a beachgoer on Tuesday, 13 September near the Hartenbos River Mouth.
According to Algoa FM news correspondent, Louise Karsten, who was on the scene, said that the baby was wrapped in two plastic bags and a piece of cloth which was found inside a colourful cooler bag.
The identity and age of the child were not established as yet although police suspect the baby to be about three months old, forensic investigators were on the scene and a DNA test will now be conducted to help identify the body.
Police spokesperson, Kappie Kapp is asking the public to assist with any information that could be helpful in making a successful arrest to please contact the Mossel Bay police station. The Investigation Officer, WO Marizaan Du Plessis can be contacted on 044 606 2235
Door of Hope – Mothers are urged not to dump their babies, but rather accept the help that is available through many organizations.
Picture: AlgoaFM – Louise Karsten