Dumped baby's mother located
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 5:07p.m.
By 3 News online staff
The mother of the dead newborn baby girl which was found wrapped in a towel in a Hutt Valley backyard has been located.
The baby, which was only one day old, was discovered by an elderly woman yesterday morning and police have been searching for the mother since.
Inspector Shane Cotter of the Hutt Valley police says the woman was found as a result of an area canvas this afternoon.
The woman is in her twenties and had not sought any medical attention since giving birth.
“She has since been hospitalised this afternoon and is being treated for complications as a result of the birth,” Mr Cotter says.
A post mortem will be carried out tomorrow to determine if the baby was stillborn or if a homicide investigation will launched.
The woman who made the discovery is being supported by family and victim support.
It is understood she is not well and collapsed when she found the newborn.
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