A MAJOR search is currently underway in Sydney’s north-west for the body of a newborn baby feared murdered a decade ago.
NSW Police said they recently received information that a child was born in late 2007 or early 2008 and murdered shortly after.
The infant was then believed to have been buried on a rural property outside of Sydney.
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Police said a dedicated strike force was established to investigate the reports, which has involved extensive inquiries with the Department of Family and Community Services and NSW Health.
Following investigations, officers attached to the Public Order and Riot Squad today began searching a property on Cliftonville Road at South Maroota.
Police say the search is expected to be protracted with most of the area dense bushland.
Detective Chief Inspector Angelo Memmolo appealed to the community for information.
“An investigation into the death of a baby will always be delicate and challenging for police and this incident is of great concern to us,” Det Ch Insp Memmolo said.
“We are hoping someone in the community may have information relating to the circumstances surrounding the baby’s death.
“While there are restrictions around what we can say publicly at this stage, we believe in these circumstances, this could be enough to spark someone’s memory.
“If anyone has knowledge about the possible murder of a baby around this time, please get in touch with us,” Det Ch Insp Memmolo said.