An investigation has been launched into the death of a newly born infant that was dumped inside of a knapsack in Portmore, St Catherine on Monday.
While police investigators now await the autopsy results, it has been reported by sources that a woman went to a female office clerk who worked in one of the stores inside of the mall. The woman, who was carrying a knapsack handed over the bag to the office clerk and told her someone was coming to collect it.
The office clerk caught a stench from the knapsack, and upon opening the bag she discovered the dead body of an infant. The infant that was wrapped in a plastic bag was also partially burnt.
The police were called to the store, and after they arrived they found the days-old female infant that also seem to have a laceration to the right arm.
Later, a 22-year-old woman was identified to be the person who gave the clerk the bag and she was also confirmed to be the mother of the baby.
According to reports, the woman informed the police that she gave birth to the infant at the Spanish Town Hospital on March 15. This information was confirmed to be true by the hospital’s officials.
The woman was unable to provide more information as the police investigators observed that she was apparently mentally unstable and could not effectively communicate with her.