June 18 - The body of a newborn baby was found in a plastic packet under a tree near a shopping mall in La Lucia, Umhlanga, north of Durban, on Sunday. Photo: Crisis Medical

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Newborn baby found dumped in Umhlanga

DURBAN, June 18  – The body of a new-born baby has been found in a plastic packet under a tree near a shopping mall in La Lucia, Umhlanga, north of Durban, paramedics said on Sunday.

“The gruesome discovery was made by an onsite security guard who alerted the Marshall Security emergency contact centre. Crisis Medical paramedics were dispatched to the scene and have confirmed the discovery to be the body of a new-born baby,” Crisis Medical said in a statement.

The scene had been secured and handed over to the South African Police Service for further investigation, the statement said.

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