Mystery continues to shroud the identity of a newborn baby girl whose body was found in a rubbish tip in the Larnaca district earlier this month.
According to the police, the infant’s DNA does not match anyone in the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics database, leaving the authorities baffled as to how to proceed with the case.
Police spokesperson Andreas Angelides confirmed the authorities are waiting for the results of other specialised tests which may shed light on the case.
Police were alerted early on January 9 after employees at the Koshi rubbish tip spotted a tiny body on a conveyor belt in the sorting and filtering unit of the plant.
The fact the body was naked and in an advanced state of composition when it was found makes the possibility of identification even slimmer.
The autopsy, however, did show that the baby was alive for around one week before she died.
Despite this, police have had no luck locating the mother who most likely received medical attention during the birth. Visits to hospitals, clinics and pharmacies following the grizzly discovery have proved unfruitful.
A similar case in 2009, when the body of a newborn baby girl was found dumped under a tree in Aradippou near Larnaca also remains unsolved.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have information to contact their nearest police station or call the citizen’s line on 1460 as soon as possible.