New plea to baby's mother ahead of boy's burial

A newborn baby boy whose body was found in a rubbish skip will be buried tomorrow, gardai said today as they renewed their appeal for the child’s mother to come forward.

A newborn baby boy whose body was found in a rubbish skip will be buried tomorrow, gardai said today as they renewed their appeal for the child’s mother to come forward.

The baby was discovered in a skip hire yard in Killila, near the village of Broadford, Co Limerick, on August 4.

A post mortem exam by State Pathologist Marie Cassidy confirmed the infant’s death was not suspicious, and gardai said evidence suggested he had not lived after birth.

Officers at Newcastle West, who were heading up the investigation, said the baby had been still-born or else died of natural causes.

They believe the baby was born 48 hours or so before the body was discovered.

The baby is to be named Aidan after St Aidan, whose feast day is August 31, and will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery, Newcastle West at 11am tomorrow morning.

Gardai have renewed their appeal for anyone with information about the boy to come forward.

Sergeant Edward Kelly, at Newcastle West garda station, said he hoped the mother and next of kin would come forward, and would have a chance to go and grieve for the child.

He said he also hoped there would be a be a number of people at the baby’s burial.

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