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Suffolk Police say inquiries into the death of Baby S, found on a conveyor belt at Sackers recycling centre in Needham Market, are still ongoing





Suffolk Police say inquiries into the death of a baby, discovered at a recycling centre four years ago, are still ongoing.

The body of the unidentified girl, known as Baby S, was found on a conveyor belt at Sackers recycling centre in Needham Market, in May 2020.

The infant was thought to be less than 24 hours old.

A funeral service was held in Ipswich for the infant. Picture: Mecha Morton
A funeral service was held in Ipswich for the infant. Picture: Mecha Morton

An inquest in 2022 recorded that she died from a traumatic brain injury.

But little is known about how she came to her death - and her parents have never been traced.

A spokesman for Suffolk Police said this week: “The investigation remains ongoing.

Baby S was found on a conveyor belt at Sackers recycling centre in Needham market. Picture. Mark Westley
Baby S was found on a conveyor belt at Sackers recycling centre in Needham market. Picture. Mark Westley

“This includes DNA work to try and locate any potential relatives of Baby S. Other enquiries continue as part of an ongoing review process.

“Whilst it is four years since the discovery of Baby S, she has not been forgotten and we are still seeking any information that may assist us in identifying the parents.”

It was recorded at the time that the baby was dark-skinned, possibly of African descent. She had been born full-term with no evidence of underlying disease.

A burial service for the girl was held in Ipswich in February 2022.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101.