The body of a baby was found by a pair of children playing on a Sydney beach on Sunday, under nearly a foot of sand. The news comes a mere week after another newborn child was discovered at a roadside drain.
The two boys who found the baby are six and seven years old, and had been digging when they made the disturbing discovery. A subsequent police investigation was launched and New South Wales police cordoned off the beach to comb it as a crime scene.
The inspector described the course of events.
“The children were digging – the child was buried under about 30 centimetres of sand,” Inspector Andrew Holland told reporters. “The two young children reported to their father who was nearby, who in turn contacted police.”