Police Locate Mother Of Dead Baby Found In Backyard
The mother of a newborn baby found dead in the backyard of a Newcastle home has been located.
The mum, who is just 18 years old, was found in the Sydney suburb of Penrith, as a result of inquiries by the Newcastle City Police District.
She has spoken with police about the birth of her child.
No details have been made public as to how the baby died, but police said they've ruled out the involvement of a third party.
Prior to locating the mum, police had said they were "very concerned" for her well-being.
"It's very, very sad," a police spokesperson said.
Emergency services were called after the occupants of the Stockton home went into their backyard early Tuesday morning and found the newborn dead.
"I'm a bit shaken and sad," the man who found her told 10 News First.
Further inquiries will be determined by a post-mortem examination and forensic testing, but due to the volume of forensic evidence involved, police expect this to be a prolonged process.
No charges have been laid.