Mother of dead baby abandoned in NSW backyard located

The mother of a newborn baby whose body was found abandoned in a New South Wales backyard has been found.

The baby was discovered in the Newcastle suburb of Stockton on Tuesday.

The baby’s 18-year-old mother has since been located in Penrith.


Police have spoken to the woman about the birth of her child but have ruled out anybody else being involved in the baby’s death.

Detectives are still waiting for the results of a post mortem examination before deciding if any further action should be taken.

Police say the investigation is expected to take some time because of the amount of forensic evidence.

Detectives have thanked members of the public for their help in tracking down the baby’s mother.