KOTA KINABALU: A man was shocked when what he initially thought was a doll floating in a pond turned out to be an infant’s body.
The incident was reported in Sabah’s southwestern Beaufort district yesterday.
District police chief Azmir Abd Razak said the man spotted an object floating in a pond not far from his house and decided to take a closer look.
“It turned out to be the decomposing body of a baby boy, believed to have just been born three or four days ago.
“The umbilical cord was still intact,” Azmir said, adding the pond was situated in a secluded area and surrounded by tall grass.
The body has been sent to the nearby Kuala Penyu hospital for a post-mortem, he said, urging those with information pertaining to the case to assist the police.