CT police probe 2 cases after newborns found dumped in Eerste River

One baby was found alive, while another was found dead.

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CAPE TOWN - Police are probing cases where two newborn babies were found dumped in Eerste River, during separate incidents.

One baby was found alive, while another was found dead.

During the first incident on Friday, a newborn was found wrapped in a blanket underneath a tree.

The police's Noloyiso Rwexana said: “A baby was found by a passer-by in a parking area in Eerste River. The baby was taken to a place of safety and police are appealing to the public to help trace the mother and contact Claremont police.”

Less than 24 hours later, another newborn was found dead inside a bucket on Saturday morning.

“Police are appealing to anyone with more information to contact the police 021 902 8500,” Rwexana said.

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