Just days after the body of newborn baby was found in a Newcastle backyard, police have confirmed that they have found the mother of the deceased infant.

In earlier news, we shared that police have been desperately searching for the mum after the newborn baby was found dumped inside a bloodied plastic bag on Tuesday this week.

In a media statement, NSW Police said they held “grave concerns” for the welfare of the baby’s mother who may require urgent medical treatment.

Detectives today confirmed they had found the woman (18) in the Western Sydney suburb of Penrith.

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As reported on 9News, the woman has communicated with the police and the involvement of any third party has been ruled out.

The results of a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death is still pending. It is expected that the investigation will be ongoing for quite some time, due to the amount of evidence involved.

The baby, possibly born prematurely, was discovered by homeowner Dan Petrovic when he went into his yard in Stockton, north of Newcastle.

Mr Petrovic yard remains a crime scene while police continue investigations.

Anyone with information about the unidentified baby or the mother is urged to contact Newcastle detectives or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  • This is just awful. I can’t understand how this happens.


  • This is just tragic omg.


  • Its very sad and I hope that the women gets the help she needs


  • I really hope she gets the help she needs. This woman must have been so scared to have done this.


  • Maybe she didn’t even know she was pregnant and panicked I feel sorry for everyone involved
    RIP little Bub


  • With luck the mother will get the help she needs. As for the man who found the baby this would be something very hard to unseen. Hope he get counselling too.


  • I feel very sorry for the man who found the baby in this backyard. This would be very traumatic.


  • So sad hope the mother is getting professional help


  • Sad all round. Bub :,( Mum & the poor bloke who found the tiny babe.


  • Very sad. Will be keeping an eye out for any updates.


  • So sad what she did. :-(


  • Very tragic for all involved. Hope this young mum gets all the help she needs.


  • It’s great they found her. Hopefully with the right answers


  • Feel for the poor man who discovered the babies body. So hard for him and hope he manages to cope with this. The mother hopefully will get the care she probably needs both physically and mentally. What a tragedy all round.


  • I hope the baby didn’t suffer as a result of her method of disposal. She could have left the baby at any type of medical facility including an Ambulance Station, at a Police Station and simply walked away if that is what she wanted to do.
    I wonder how the gentleman who found the deceased baby is coping. His life has probably been ruined by this. Being a crime scene I hope the Police make the media stay right away from the property. The neighbours don’t want the media hanging around for days harrassing them either. It happens. It happened in a case in SA across the road from a school. Parents couldn’t park in the street to pick their children up from school. People to walked from another street were harrassed by the media.


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