A post-mortem carried out on the body of a newborn baby found dead at a recycling centre has failed to ascertain how he died.
A week on, Cambridgeshire Constabulary has released a fresh appeal for the infant boy’s mother to seek help, with a nursing chief saying authorities are “very concerned” for her welfare.
Police said a post-mortem took place on Monday but returned “inconclusive” results about the baby’s cause of death.
Det Ch Supt John Massey said on Tuesday: “Our investigation into this tragic incident is ongoing and we are still trying to locate the baby’s mother.
“Further medical tests are due to be carried out but these will take time. We are keeping an open mind as to what has happened and are exploring every potential avenue.”
Carol Anderson, Chief Nursing Officer at NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, added: “We are very concerned for the wellbeing of the mother of the baby boy who was tragically found at a recycling centre in Waterbeach last week.
“We want to put out a direct call to her to come forward for the medical help and support she needs. All NHS doors are open and our team is ready to help, so please don’t be frightened to come forward.
“She can seek help by visiting her local GP, midwifery team or A&E department, or by calling NHS 111 in the first instance if she would prefer.”
Anyone with information is urged to pass it to the force online via the Major Incident Public Portal. If anyone has immediate concerns for someone’s safety we would urge them to call 999.