Baby’s mother found

The mother of a newborn baby whose body was discovered at Stockton earlier this week has been located.

As a result of inquiries by police from Newcastle City Police District, the 18-year-old woman, has been identified and was located at Penrith.

The woman has spoken with police about the birth of her child.

Investigators have ruled out the involvement of any third party.

Police will await the results of a post-mortem examination and forensic testing to determine the direction of any future inquiries.

Due to the volume of forensic evidence involved, inquiries are expected to be prolonged.

Detectives attached to Newcastle City Police District will continue inquiries on behalf of the Coroner.

Police would like to thank the community for their assistance. At this time, no further information is available.