Body of a baby girl found in Heywood has been named

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby girl in Heywood have named her Pearl.

At around 7.10am on Wednesday 4 April 2018. Police were alerted to the body of a baby in woodland near Peel Lane, Heywood. Near to the old rubbish tip site.

Despite extensive enquiries by officers the parents of the child have still not been identified.

Results from forensic analysis so far have identified the baby is a girl and was extremely young, possibly new-born.

Forensic testing has confirmed that the girl is most likely to be Caucasian. Mixed heritage cannot be ruled out.

Officers investigating the incident have chosen to name the baby girl Pearl.  Meaning precious.

Detective Chief Inspector Hughes, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “This is a truly heart-breaking case for all involved. I know everyone from officers, to paramedics and the public have felt the impact of this.

“We felt it was only right to name the baby girl as it is important that she is given an identity. We also felt that the name had an appropriate meaning, every child is precious and Pearl is no different.

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