Hampshire detectives have just confirmed that they have now opened a murder investigation following the discovery of a baby girl’s body in an Aldershot park in May.
Investigations by othe Major Crime team to identify the baby’s mother and anyone else who may be connected to the death remain ongoing.
‘Baby M’ was found in bushes in Manor Park, Aldershot at approximately 1.30pm on Friday 19th May. Officers believe the baby died and was left in the park sometime between 6pm on Monday 15th May and 8am on Tuesday 16th May.
Searches will be carried out in areas of Manor Park over the next week connected to the investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown of the Major Crime team said, “This is an extremely complex investigation and it has taken a great deal of professional medical analysis to establish that we are now treating this as a murder investigation.
“We continue to fully investigate all lines of enquiry identified to move the investigation forward and find out exactly what happened and identify those that are involved in the death of Baby M
“We understand that this new information will be a concern to those involved, and that they may themselves be vulnerable and in need of support.
“We will do all we can to get that support however, this is a serious criminal offence which we have a duty to investigate and bring to a conclusion.”
If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘Operation Metre’, or contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously.