Newborn girl’s body found among food waste in apartment rubbish

Penampang police chief Mohd Haris Ibrahim.

KOTA KINABALU: A cleaner found the body of a newborn girl in a plastic bag while segregating rubbish at an apartment area in Penampang near here today.

Penampang police chief Mohd Haris Ibrahim said the woman was separating rubbish from one of the bins when she noticed a red plastic bag. She thought it was chicken meat that had been discarded.

“She became suspicious because of the weight and was surprised to see the back of a baby when she opened the bag,” he said. The umbilical cord was still attached to the baby.

The remains have been sent to the hospital for a post-mortem. Haris urged those with information to contact the nearest police station.