Corpse of newborn baby found floating under bridge in Malaysia

KOTA KINABALU - The corpse of a newborn baby boy was found floating under a bridge in Sandakan on Wednesday morning.

The baby boy was discovered by villagers of the Kg. Air water village near the Sandakan jetty at about 8.45am.

Sandakan police chief ACP Mohd Azhar bin Hamin said the baby was found floating inside a box with its umbilical cord uncut.

"There are no signs of injury on the baby, just some bruises believed to have been due to birth," he said.

He said they believe the baby died when it was born.

He urged village midwives, private clinics or anyone who knows of any person who had just given birth to report to the police to facilitate investigations.

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