Detectives continue to investigate a year after a new born baby girl’s body was discovered in Aldershot.
The baby girl’s body was found in bushes in Manor Park at around 1.30pm on Friday 19 May 2017.
Police believe the baby was born in bushes next to the park. Her body was left in the park after being murdered by an unknown person sometime between 6pm on Monday 15 May and 8am on Tuesday 16 May.
Over the past year officers in the Major Crime team have conducted a number of detailed enquiries but have still been unable to identify the baby’s mother or anyone connected to her murder.
In January 2018 officers began a fresh round of house to house enquiries near to the scene as part of their continued investigation by the Major Crime team.
The house to house enquiries identified a witness who describes seeing three middle-aged Asian males within the bushes near to the scene where the baby was eventually discovered.
These males were seen shortly before 7am on Tuesday 16 May, which is after the baby was was murdered but before her body was found by park staff.
One of the males was described as 6ft tall, slightly overweight and round faced. All the males were clean shaven and wearing western clothing.
Over the past year, police have issued the following updates to the investigation:
- the baby died as a result of deliberate head injuries. Expert analysis also suggests that one or both of the parents are of East Asian ancestry.
- have obtained a full DNA profile of the baby’s mother and partial DNA of the baby’s father. These profiles can be used to confirm or eliminate a link to the baby.
- With the help of further forensic support, police have been able to identify a smaller time window when they believe the offence took place- overnight between Monday May 15 and Tuesday May 16 2017.
- issued a piece of CCTV footage of two people we are very keen to identify who are seen in the area at the relevant time.
Major Crime Detective Chief Inspector Dave Storey said: “Over the past year we have conducted a complex and detailed investigation, this work absolutely continues. We are determined to identify anyone connected to this murder. We need to know why a new born baby girl was killed and bring the person or people responsible to justice.''