Newborn baby’s body found dumped in Phuket trash heap

PHUKET: Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby girl whose body was found dumped in a garbage heap in Wichit yesterday.

A woman collecting recyclables discovered the three-day-old’s body stuffed into a rubbish bag among a heap of trash along Chao Fa West Road, said Sub Lt Suporn Muangkai of the Wichit Police.

“Wan Rattanawilai, 57, told us that she was on her bike collecting recyclables along the road. When she arrived at a garbage heap on Chao Fa West Road, she saw a big blue bag. Unzipping it, she found the body of the infant inside,” Sub Lt Suporn said.

“The baby girl had bruises all over her body and was dressed in a pink shirt and covered with a blue towel,” he said.

Officers believe the baby died only hours before being discovered.

Police are continuing their investigation into the case.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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