Mother of abandoned baby still unidentified

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Updated: July 21, 2017

On Thursday sanitation worker Julian Jimenez found the lifeless body of a baby boy as he cleaned out garbage from the canal near South Street Bridge. Authorities were called and a full investigation into the incident was launched. This afternoon, the only statement from police on the matter is that the mother of the child has not yet been identified, and we are told that police are following a number of leads. Since the story broke, a number of allegations as to how the baby ended up in the canal surfaced. Additionally, pictures of a woman, alleged to be the mother of the baby, began to circulate on social media and the Belizean public has not been mincing words towards the woman. Police say they continue their investigation.