New born baby found dead in garbage dump in Quezon City

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MANILA, Philippines – A new born baby, with underwear stuffed inside his mouth, was found in a dump in Quezon City early Friday, police said.

Police Officer 1 Jayson Tolentino said the baby boy, whose body was placed inside a carton box mixed with trash, was found by garbage collector Rolly Abon at a basketball court in Barangay (village) Matandang Balara in Quezon City around 6: 30 a.m.

The umbilical cord of the baby hasn’t been cut, Tolentino said.

“Meron pa ngang pula na underwear na nakapasak sa bibig nung bata,” He added.

A radio report said nearby residents lighted a candle for the baby.

Tolentino said investigators have yet to identify the person or persons responsible for the baby’s death.

At the same time, however, police are not dismissing the possibility that the baby may have died at birth that’s why he was thrown away.

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