Lifeless body of baby boy discovered at Swakopmund dumping site

The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region are investigating a case of baby dumping after the lifeless body of a newborn baby boy was reportedly discovered at Walvis Bay on Wednesday morning.

According to Warrant Officer Tuyenikelao Tashiya from the region’s police communications department, the baby was discovered among some bushes at the dumping site by an employee of a local sub-contractor company responsible for dumping rubbish at that site.

The employee then informed the owner who alerted the police.

The body was taken to the Walvis Bay State Hospital mortuary for postmortem examination.

No arrests have been made yet and police have requested the public’s assistance in providing any information related to the incident.

In an unrelated matter, a 41-year-old woman reportedly committed suicide by drinking cockroach pesticide at Swakopmund’s Single Quarters residential area on Tuesday.

According to the police report, the deceased identified as Natalia Matias was rushed to the hospital by f
riends after realising what had occurred but was declared dead upon arrival.

Her body was kept at the Swakopmund State Hospital mortuary where an autopsy was conducted to determine the cause of death.

Her next of kin have been informed.

Police investigations continue in both matters.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency