Cause of Grimsby Baby Death Still Unknown

15 February 2016, 15:02 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A post mortem examination conducted on the body of baby found in the grounds of a property on Scartho Road, Grimsby, has proved inconclusive.

he examination was conducted by a Home Office pathologist this morning.

Detective Constable Christine Calvert, one of the officers leading the investigation, said: "The post mortem has revealed the baby was a boy and that he had gone to full term.

"However, the cause of his death has not been determined. It is also unknown how long his body had been in situ, but items found with him suggest it was likely to have been post 2013."

Further tests and DNA sampling will now be completed and officers will continue to follow up lines of enquiry.

DC Calvert also appealed for anyone with information, who has not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.

She said: “I would personally like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who may have information relevant to this enquiry – no matter how insignificant they believe it to be - to come forward to us.”

Calls should be made to 101 quoting log number 205 of 11 February 2016.