Flowers left along the Sloterplas in Amsterdam where the body of a newborn baby boy was found on 8 June 2016 (Photo: Politie Amsterdam Nieuw West/ - Credit: Flowers left along the Sloterplas in Amsterdam where the body of a newborn baby boy was found on 8 June 2016 (Photo: Politie Amsterdam Nieuw West/Facebook)
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 10:43
DNA test determines ethnicity of baby found dead in Amsterdam bushes
A DNA investigation on the body of a baby boy found hidden in some bushes at Amsterdam's Sloterplas in June, revealed that the baby boy is most likely descended from North Africa and the northern edges of the Mediterranean sea, the police announced. The baby boy will be buried in Amsterdam on Monday. The forensic investigation in this case is still ongoing. The team still has to examine hairs found in the bag in which the baby boy was discovered. On Tuesday the police will reveal more information in this case on Opsporing Verzocht, in the hopes that tips from the public will lead to a resolution. The baby boy will be buried in the Sint Barbara cemetery in Amsterdam at 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Everyone who wants to attend is welcome, though no photos or video recordings may be made during the funeral service or burial. The municipality arranged the funeral and police officers will be present. "We want a recognizable grave. The municipality completely arranged the funeral and Sint Barbara made a tombstone available, in case the mother wants to visit the grave", investigation leader Ton Uiterwijk said. "This case touched me deeply. A baby is so innocent and this boy had no chance. We will use everything possible to find his parents, even though it is difficult. We must find the mother so she can be helped and recurrence ca be prevented."