HeadLine: WALKERS QUIZZED ABOUT DEAD TOT
The Mirror, 19/03/2001, p11
by SHAUN MILNE
DETECTIVES are drafting in an extra six officers to help find the
mother of the dead baby boy found dumped in undergrowth.
Police were yesterday also organising a mailshot of 1,000 homes near to
where the boy’s charred body was found.
And over the weekend, uniformed officers quizzed around 100 people
using the path near Edinburgh’s Craigmillar housing estate where the
baby’s remains were discovered last week.
Det Insp Euan Morrison, who has been leading the investigation into the
baby’s death, said: “We believe it is worth talking to everyone who was
on the footpath by Harewood Crescent last weekend.
“We are also delivering around 1,000 letters to householders in the
area in another attempt to keep information coming in.”
Police are investigating the possibility that the mother of the
two-day-old boy is a heroin user and tests are being carried out to see
if the baby was born addicted to the drug.
Another theory is that the baby’s mum could be a panic-stricken
Officers have been in touch with local schools and they are also
widening their search to places outwith the Edinburgh district.
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