Pretoria east authorities investigate dumping of newborn
A caretaker at the Queenswood apartment complex found the newborn while moving refuse bins outside.
JOHANNESBURG - Authorities in Pretoria are investigating the discovery of a newborn baby in a rubbish bin in the east of the city.
This morning a caretaker at the Queenswood apartment complex found the infant while moving refuse bins outside.
The little boy was declared dead on the scene.
Paramedics say they believe the baby had been dead for some time before his body was discovered.
ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said, "On assessment paramedics found the baby had been dead for some time. It's believed the baby was no more than 12 hours old."