The body of a baby girl has been found abandoned in a handbag under a bridge as the Mexican authorities are searching to find her parents using this snap.
The body was found under the bridge on Zapatas Avenue in the Valle de Aragon area of the city of Nezahualcoyotl in the central Mexican state of Mexico by an unnamed man who then called the police.
Officers found the body of the dead tot wrapped in a blanket inside the handbag and cordoned off the area.
Paramedics went to the scene but could only confirm the baby girl’s death and her body was taken to forensic experts for an autopsy.
Police confirmed to local media that the baby girl was less than one year old but she has not been identified, with police seemingly yet to receive a call from parents looking for a missing baby.
Forensic artist Alejandra Arce has created a portrait of the girl which prosecutors have shared to help them identify her.
Bryan Carlos LeBaron Johns, a member of the American-Mexican LeBaron family who were attacked in November 2019 in Sonora state, leaving six children and three women dead, offered a reward of 100,000 MXN (3,533 GBP) for information to help identify the girl.
He told local media: “Sadly the authorities do not have any information, we live in a country where there is 98 percent impunity, our judicial system is a failure. We cannot count on the authorities.”
Frida Guerrera, a member of the organisation Siguiendo tus Huellas (Following your Footprints) which supports missing people, claimed the baby had been raped and killed, but this has not been confirmed by the authorities.
Local media reported that LeBaron will travel to Nezahualcoyotl on Saturday to meet with members of Siguiendo tus Huellas and they will share posters with the portrait of the girl to try to find her relatives.
The investigation is ongoing and so far no arrests have been made.
The incident is similar to that of baby Lupita ‘Calcetitas Rojas’ (Red Socks) who was found dead in March 2017 in Nezahualcoyotl with blows to her body. She was finally identified in December 2017 and legal proceedings against her mother Yadira and her step-father Pablo were started.
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