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Police investigating after pig spotted with body of newborn baby

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The police in Modderrivier in the Northern Cape are investigating a case of concealment of birth after a pig was seen carrying the body of a newborn baby in its mouth.

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THE MODDERRIVIER police are investigating a case of concealment of birth after a pig was seen carrying the body of a newborn baby in its mouth.

The newborn had been buried in a shallow grave.

Northern Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Molefi Shemane said that on October 16, “a member of the community saw a pig carrying an object in its mouth. Upon further inspection, the object was identified as a baby with the umbilical cord still attached.”

The SAPS and other emergency services were contacted and attended the scene.

Shemane said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

“The police request anyone who may have information that can assist in the investigation of the case and the tracing of the suspect/s to contact the investigating officer, Detective Constable Abigail Morgan, on 064 133 0314 or call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111. You can also SMS anonymously to 32211 or utilise the MySAPS app.”

Shemane added that all information will be treated as confidential.

“The investigation continues.”

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