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Baby body appeal

The discovery was made at the Associate Waste Management site Photo:

A year after a baby girl's body was found in Bradford, Police are yet to find her mother.

The infant's body was discovered by staff at a waste management depot in Shipley on May 19 2011. She was just two or three days old.

Over the past 12 months officers have sent 37,000 letters to homes in Leeds, Bradford and surrounding areas to trace the girl's mother.

They are now consulting with Her Majesty's Coroner with a view to infant's remains being released for a funeral.

Scientific work has also been carried out to provide a full DNA profile of the child. Whilst a matching profile is not on record of the mother, it has helped further the investigation.

It is believed the baby was not born in hospital and a post mortem examination has failed to establish a cause of death.

This has been a painstaking and emotive enquiry for us as detectives over the past 12 months and I want to thank all those who have contacted us with information.

Enquiries very much remain ongoing and I would again urge the child's mother and family to come forward and help us identify her baby girl as she is laid to rest.

We still believe the mother of this baby is from the West Yorkshire area and it is possible she may well be in need of help herself following such a traumatic event.

– Detective Superintendent Sukhbir Singh, Homicide & Major Enquiry Team

Anyone with information should contact DS Ian Lawrie at the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 01924 334676. The team can also be contacted directly via email at oppegar@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Information can also be given to CrimeStoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.