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Pictures of clothes dead infant was wrapped in released

Crime Stoppers Fiji has released pictures of the clothes a dead fully formed baby’s body was wrapped in. They have also released a picture of the black shopping bag the body was found in. CRIME STOPPERS: “You may have seen someone entered into the light green bus bearing registration number ES 707 carrying a black […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 17, 2016 9:50 am

Crime Stoppers Fiji has released pictures of the clothes a dead fully formed baby’s body was wrapped in.

The clothes and shopping bag which the dead baby’s body were wrapped in. (Crime Stoppers Fiji)
The clothes and shopping bag which the dead baby’s body were wrapped in. (Crime Stoppers Fiji)

They have also released a picture of the black shopping bag the body was found in.

CRIME STOPPERS: “You may have seen someone entered into the light green bus bearing registration number ES 707 carrying a black shopping bag bearing the word my MH my Store, or you may have seen someone acting suspiciously at the back left seat of the said bus.”

They are appealing for information from residents and commuters who travelled between Suva to Nausori Town, Kiuva and Waivou Villages between 8am and 6pm on Saturday the 2nd of July.

CRIME STOPPERS: “Inside the shopping bag was the dead body of the baby wrapped in these clothing’s and rug. If you recognize these clothing’s and may have seen them somewhere, and being worn by someone, you may not know that you are withholding the missing link to Police investigations.”

“At Crime Stoppers we do not ask for names and other personal identification, but just the information that you have to assist police with our investigations.”

Meanwhile, the Fiji Police Force is also requesting members of the public for information.

The Fiji Police Force is now treating the death of a fully formed baby who was found in a bus in Wainibokasi as murder.

In a statement, Police spokesperson Inspector Josaia Weicavu said that the post-mortem revealed that the baby was suffocated to death.

WEICAVU: “Hence, we are now treating the case as Murder.”

Inspector Weicavu said as investigations continue the Police is appealing to members of the public for information to locate the mother of the baby.

WEICAVU: “Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers on 919.”

The Fiji Police Force have started their investigations into a case where the body of a fully formed baby was found inside a bus parked at a garage in Wanibokasi.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. (Fiji Police Force)
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. (Fiji Police Force)

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said they are currently trying to locate the baby’s mother and it is too early to make further comments.

Meanwhile, the post-mortem is expected to be conducted today.

Police are now investigating a death of a baby whose body was found dead in a bus operating in Wainibokasi, Nausori this morning.

In a statement, Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Luke Navela said a fully formed baby was discovered by a 56-year-old mechanic who was cleaning the bus.

NAVELA: “The discovery was made after 0800hrs by a 56-year-old mechanic who was cleaning the bus. The bus had been parked at the garage since its last trip on Saturday night after 1900hrs.”

ACP Navela said they were working with health authorities to identify and locate the mother of the baby.

NAVELA: “A post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death as investigations continue. At the same time anyone with information that could assist our investigations is kindly requested to call 9905 563.

ACP Navela added the body is kept at the Wainibokasi mortuary awaiting post mortem examination.

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