Lebanon News

Police start probe after dead infant found in dump

BEIRUT: Police launched an investigation after a newborn’s corpse was found Wednesday morning in a landfill in the Bekaa Valley city of Zahle. 

Speaking to reporters, the coroner said the baby had no signs of violence inflicted on his body. 

The ISF began a probe to identify the infant and the parents, a security source told The Daily Star. 

Security officials are searching for cameras nearby to check for any helpful footage and are also set to visit hospitals in the district to collect information on recent registered births. 

Around 20 villages in the district of Zahle deposit their trash in the landfill. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 19, 2014, on page 4.




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