“Officers located the body of a deceased infant in an alley, inside a recycling bin”: Saskatoon Police

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Members of the Saskatoon Police Service Major Crime and Forensic Identification Sections are investigating a sudden death.

At approximately 8:50 a.m., November 8, 2019, Police were called to a report of an unknown problem in the 400 block of 5th Avenue North. Upon arrival officers, located the body of a deceased infant in an alley, inside a recycling bin.

At this time the circumstances leading up to the infant’s death are under investigation. There is evidence of a recent birth, however it is believed the birth occurred at another location. Saskatoon Police are working with the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service to determine the infant’s cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for November 12, 2019.

Sudden Death
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There is an urgent need to locate the mother of this child. She is believed to have given birth recently and may be in a vulnerable physical and emotional state. The Saskatoon Police Service is appealing to anyone with information to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. The Service’s priority is to assist in providing the supports needed to the woman involved.

BACKGROUND

Release 2019-0831

November 8, 2019 10:11 AM

Saskatoon Police are at the scene of a sudden death.

At approximately 8:50 a.m., November 8, 2019 Police were called to the 400 block of 5th Avenue North for a report of an unknown problem. Officers with the Major Crime and Forensic Identification Section are in the early stages of their investigation.

Further information will be released when it becomes available.

(Occurrence Number: 19-119539)

Saskatoon Police Service



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