School children find human foetus in bushes

Children on their way to school in Humansdorp this morning made a gruesome discovery while walking along a path through the bush near the Jill Marcus informal settlement.

Police say the children found a plastic packet lying on the path which had a human foetus in an advanced stage of formation, with the umbilical cord still attached. The children notified an adult who then notified police.

Police are looking for the mother of the unborn child and have opened a case of concealment of birth. They have appealed to the community to assist in tracing the mother.

The investigating officer is Detective Warrant Officer,  Pieter Prinsloo, from SAPS Humansdorp and his contact number in 083-301-4465.