Baby girl found dumped in Potch

The infant was found near a waste bin by municipal workers collecting trash.

FILE: ER24’s Russel Meiring says the infant had been dead for some time when paramedics found her body. Picture: Sxc.hu.

JOHANNESBURG - A baby, believed to be 40 weeks old, has been found dead in a plastic bag outside a complex on Steve Biko Road in Potchefstroom.

The baby girl was found near a waste bin by municipal workers collecting trash.

ER24's Russel Meiring says the infant had been dead for some time when paramedics found her body.

"It is understood that the waste collection service had been removing waste when they stumbled across the body. When we assessed the child we found that she had been dead for some time. Unfortunately nothing more could be done for the little patient."