Police remain at the scene of a Christchurch suburban home where the body of a newborn baby was found.
The baby’s death is at the center of a police investigation after his body was found in the backyard of the house.
Emergency services were called to the Spreydon property, south of downtown, around 8 p.m. Saturday, and forensic scientists spent Sunday scouring the property for evidence.
The property remained cordoned off Monday morning and a mobile police base was parked on the grass in front of the house, which is on a quiet street.
An officer guarded the front of the property, while a police tent remained nearby.
Thing understands that the child’s body was found in the back garden of the property, where a tent was erected on Sunday by specialized police officers.
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Forensic investigators wearing white coveralls spent much of the day at the scene trying to piece together what had happened.
The property is owned by a couple.
They live at the address with another woman, who is believed to be the mother of the baby.
Police have not disclosed how the child died or where, or how his body was found.
A police spokeswoman said on Sunday evening that investigators were talking to the baby’s mother and that she was helping them with their investigations.
An autopsy was performed on Sunday and the examination of the premises will continue on Monday, she said.
The investigation is led by a senior detective.
Earlier, one of the owners of the property said Thing they were “traumatized” and unable to say what had happened.
âWe really have a hard time with that. “