4 Jul 2011

Police interview mother of baby found in creek

2:33 pm on 4 July 2011

Police have spoken with the mother of a baby girl whose body was found in a creek in rural South Auckland.

The new-born was found in a plastic bag in the stream beneath Burnside Culvert in Ardmore about 9pm on Saturday.

Police have interviewed the 21-year-old mother and say no charges have been laid at this stage.

They understand the baby was born at a Burnside Road property last Wednesday.

Police say a post-mortem carried out this morning confirmed it was the body of a baby girl, which was at least five weeks' premature.

They say the circumstances surrounding her death are unclear and are awaiting the results of pathology tests.