Police investigate whether dead fetus in Belize City was a concealed birth

Police say a Belize City mother told them to a 4-month fetus buried in a shallow grave in the Jane Usher Boulevard area which was found this morning. However, police are still investigating whether a crime was committed, as we hear from Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams:vlcsnap-2016-05-05-17h47m06s397

 

ACP Chester Williams, Officer Commanding Eastern Division(South): Sometime last night they had received information of a female who might have had a miscarriage of a four month old fetus and she currently had disclosed of the fetus in a shallow grave somewhere in the Jane Usher Area. So what the police did this morning was to basically go to Jane Usher and see if they can find and examine the fetus and thereafter we’ll be looking for the possibility of possibly concealment of the birth of the child as the case may be. We do not know if it a medical termination of the pregnancy or one that is deliberately done. If it was one that was deliberately done then that is a crime. So we’ll look at it when we have obtained all the necessary information that we need, then we’ll see how we can progress with the investigation.  vlcsnap-2016-05-05-17h47m11s199 vlcsnap-2016-05-05-17h47m18s487 vlcsnap-2016-05-05-17h47m23s236

 

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