Charred baby body found in French incinerator

28th February 2005, Comments 0 comments

NANTERRE, France, Feb 27 (AFP) - The partially charred body of a baby boy was found Sunday at a garbage incinerator plant southwest of Paris, a police source said.

NANTERRE, France, Feb 27 (AFP) - The partially charred body of a baby boy was found Sunday at a garbage incinerator plant southwest of Paris, a police source said.

An employee at the Issy-les-Moulineaux plant found the newborn by chance on a conveyor belt where the garbage is separated. The infant weighed 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds) and measured 45 centimeters (18 inches), the police source said.

When the baby was found his body had been burned for two or three hours at the incinerator and was in a state of decomposing.

Autopsy results should be known by Monday evening.

Police are seeking to find out the location where the baby was thrown into the garbage.

The incinerator plant handles 5,000 tons of garbage per day from Paris and three surrounding departments.

© AFP

Subject: French News

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