A woman is in police custody believed to be the mother of the Mulifanua newborn baby whose body was found abandoned last month, among the rubbish next to a bin at the Mulifanua Wharf
Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, confirmed the arrest and a planned court appearance for the woman this month, 21 October 2019.
Fuiavailili, however, is keeping the identity of the woman confidential as well as the charge filed against her.
Newsline understands that an autopsy has already been carried out on the body of the baby girl and her body maybe ready for burial.
The Ministry of Police organised an official burial for the body a few weeks ago but was held up until a port mortem is done on her body.
She is one of two babies whose dead bodies were found abandoned. A 6 month old baby boy was found earlier when it washed up onto the Lauli’i village seafront.
The body has since been laid to rest at the Tafaigata Cemetery after a church service at the Lalovaea 7th Day Adventist Church.
Heartbreak reactions rallied a community outcry for support of young mothers with unwanted pregnancies to save their newborn babies.