Deidre Tautua – Fanene
The body of a newborn baby girl was found at Mulifanua wharf early yesterday morning, making it the second found abandoned since another was found at Lauli’i last month.
Security personnel at the wharf found the body trashed in a rubbish bin at Mulifanua.
Newsline Samoa was able to confirm from a Ministry of Police source that the forensic team was called into the area to investigate after being informed from the Faleolo Police outpost.
“The police are now investigating the matter and are working to find out who the mother the mother of this newborn is,” said the source.
“It was just last month that a 6months old baby boy was also found floating in the ocean at Lauli’i and we are still investigating that matter.
“And now another baby has been dumped like trash at a rubbish bin at Mulifanua.”
Gruesome photos of the newborn with the umbilical cord still attached were circulated on social media and quickly went viral.
The young body was seen lying on what appeared to be a bloodied ‘lavalava’ or wrap around cotton wear, amidst empty cans of soda, discarded noodle bowls and other trash.
Mixed reactions have been raging online to tragic death of an innocent child, with many expressing worry and concern for the mother of the baby as well.