Authorities are searching for the mother of a baby found deceased at a golf course, and according to officials, the infant could have been there for weeks.
The Echo reports that two people walking at the Brackenwood golf course in Bebington, Wirral, which lies five miles south of Liverpool in England, discovered the unclothed infant boy on Friday afternoon.
“At this stage, all we can say is that the body of what appears to be a full-term baby boy was discovered in a wooded area on the golf course yesterday and police were alerted,” DCS Lee Turner said, according to The Guardian.
Authorities said there were no obvious injuries on the infant, and it’s unclear whether he was already deceased when brought to the golf course.
Police added that although the baby was found in a wooded area near the public path at the golf course, he didn’t appear to be well-hidden or covered up with any branches or debris.
“This is obviously a very distressing incident but I want the public to be reassured that we will do everything in our powers to investigate what has taken place. I would ask that people avoid speculating about what has happened until the full facts are known,” Turner said.
A post-mortem examination couldn’t determine the baby’s cause of death. Investigators said at this point, there’s “nothing to indicate a criminal perspective, ie murder or manslaughter.”
“We are keen to speak to mum for a number of reasons, to identify her safeguarding to make sure she’s got any medical assistance she needs and for us to give us some detail as to how the baby has come to be where he is,” Turner said.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Crimestoppers UK anonymously at 0800 555 111.
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