Infant’s body found in shallow grave

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The body of an eight-month-old baby was discovered in a shallow grave by Warrenton police yesterday. Both parents have been taken in for questioning.

The body of the infant was exhumed on Saturday 23 January 2021 in Warrenton. Early investigations show that the baby died almost 3 weeks ago, on 5 January.

It is alleged that the parents  then dug a shallow grave and buried the baby.

“Further investigation revealed that the mother gave birth to this baby at home, eight months ago, on her own without medical assistance,” stated Captain Olebogeng Tawana.

According to the SAPS report, the parents had not informed health authorities about the birth of the baby.

An inquest document has been opened into the death of the infant, pending the results of the autopsy.

The parents were taken in for questioning for further investigation into the incident.