Gardaí investigate discovery of newborn baby's body found in car boot last month

Gardaí investigate discovery of newborn baby's body found in car boot last month

An investigation has taken place following the discovery of the body of a newborn baby in the boot of a car.

The infant was found dead in County Offaly just before Easter.

It is understood the mother suffered a stillbirth on March 29, near Birr in County Offaly,

The infant was found in the boot of a car and it is believed the mother had given birth in the vehicle a number of days before.

It is understood the case came to light after she presented herself to hospital.

A post-mortem at Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, carried out on Sunday, April 1, concluded that the child died of natural causes.

Gardaí are treating the sudden death of the infant as a tragedy and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

- Digital Desk


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