Mother of abandoned newborn in Stockton found in Penrith


The mother of the newborn baby who was found dead in a backyard of NSW was found.

An 18-year-old woman was identified as the baby's mother and was located in Penrith.

Police were called to a house in Stockton, Newcastle, shortly after 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning after a newborn was found.

The child's body would have been found inside a plastic bag in a house on Church Street.

"The woman spoke to the police about the birth of her son," NSW police said in a statement.

"Researchers have ruled out third-party involvement."

Police said the owner of the house, who has no "association" with the mother or child, made the terrible discovery while walking through the yard last week.

Authorities are now awaiting the outcome of a post-mortem examination and forensic testing to decide how to proceed with the injuries.

Due to the volume of forensic evidence involved, the consultations are expected to be lengthy.

Speaking to reporters last week, Newcastle Police Superintendent Superintendent Detective Brett Greentree asked her mother to introduce herself so they could help her.

"We have serious concerns about her, she may need medical help," Greentree said.

"It's very important that we make sure she's okay."

"It's too early in the investigation … but we should point out that we are very concerned about this female who gave birth, we believe, very recently.

"We are concerned about their well-being and we want to ensure that all medical requirements are met."

The Stockton house where the baby was found stands next to a deserted alley.

Three ambulance units rushed to the scene after the discovery, but the baby was already dead.

More to come.


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