Baby found dead in maize garden in Dedza


An autopsy report for a baby of between 5 -8 months who was found dead in a maize garden in Dedza shows the baby died from hypothermia due to environmental exposure to freezing temperature from being abandoned outdoors in a maize garden.

Late Wednesday morning, June 22, 2022, Dedza police station received a report that some little boys who were wandering in maize garden had found an infant lying unconscious.

Police officers rushed to the scene and took a child to Dedza district hospital where he was confirmed brought dead.

Meanwhile, the dead body is being kept at Dedza district hospital mortuary as the station has intensified the effort to trace the mother of the child.

Meanwhile, all sex workers around the area are being investigated.

So far, police is asking any person with information that will assist to trace the mother of the child.

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