THE body of a newborn baby discovered at a recycling centre was likely to have been collected from a household bin, police say.
Officers were scrambled to the site in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, last month after the tragic discovery was made.
2The tragic discovery was made in WaterbeachA probe was launched with Cambridge Police confirming they were keeping an “open mind”.
Detectives have now revealed it is “likely” the baby boy – named as Gabriel by staff – ended up at the centre after being collected in the recycling.
They believe the household blue bin was taken from Peterborough and its surrounding villages, March, Whittlesey, Melbourn or streets off Mill Road in Cambridge.
Police are still desperately searching for Gabriel’s mother following the horror discovery.
A post mortem was carried out earlier this month but the results were inconclusive.
Detective Chief Superintendent John Massey said: “We are still investigating this tragic incident and trying to locate the baby’s mother to offer her all the support she needs.
“It is important to note that we have now obtained the baby boy’s DNA, so we can compare this to any name that is put forward for a parent.
“We are particularly touched by the gesture of medical staff naming him Gabriel, given the start of advent, while we work together to try to identify him and his family.
“We are still keeping an open mind as to what has happened and are exploring every potential avenue, but if anyone has any information we would strongly urge them to contact us or Crimestoppers anonymously.”
Anyone with information can visit the Major Incident Public Portal or call 999.
2Staff at the centre named the baby boy GabrielCredit: BPM
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