The dismembered body of a baby – missing its head, an arm and leg – was found in a rubbish bag in Seixal. The horrific discovery was made by an employee of a waste management company in the early hours of Wednesday morning (November 18).
According to Correio da Manhã newspaper, the body was so badly decomposed that authorities could not determine the sex of the child, who is believed to have been one or two months old when it died.
Setúbal’s PJ criminal police are trying to establish whether the baby was already dead when dumped.
“When it was found, the body had already passed through several machines that separate, compact and destroy waste. The body may have been dismembered during this time,” a PJ source told CM.
The body was taken to the morgue at Almada’s Garcia de Horta Hospital and is expected to undergo an autopsy today.