UPDATE: POLICE are desperately trying to find the parents of a baby whose body was found buried in a shallow grave on a Sydney beach this morning.
Two boys aged six and seven made the grim discovery while digging in sand dunes at the southern end of South beach at Maroubra.
Police have been unable to determine the infant’s sex or age due to the advanced state of decomposition.
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Inspector Andrew Holland told reporters police were concerned for the mother’s welfare. Detectives are digging through births, deaths and marriages records in an effort to track down the parents.
The two young boys who dug up the grave are receiving counselling.
Anyone with any information is urged to come forward and contact police.
EARLIER: A BABY’S body has been found buried in sand dunes on a New South Wales beach this morning.
It’s understood a group of kids made the grisly discovery while playing at the southern end of South beach at Maroubra.
It’s believed the children were digging near low-lying sand dunes when they found the baby’s body around 10.05am.
“Police from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command were called to the beach and have established a crime scene which will be examined by specialist forensic officers,” a NSW police spokesperson said.
“Officers from the Police Rescue Squad are also on scene and investigations into the child’s death are continuing.”
At this stage, police said the age and sex of the child was yet to be determined.
A post mortem examination will be conducted to establish the cause of the child’s death.
There is no further information available at this time.