ORMOC CITY-A lifeless body of a newly born male fetus was found in a swamp in Catbalogan City with the local police have yet to establish the mother of the baby.
The dead fetus was discovered on March 31 at about 3:30 am in Purok 3 of Barangay Pupua, Catbalogan City, the police said.

The local police said that at about 5:20 am on that day, they received a cellular phone call from a concerned citizen informing them that there was a dead fetus found in the swamp in the said barangay.

Upon receipt of the information the local police immediately responded to the place to verify the said report and upon arrival in the area the responding team saw a lifeless body of a fetus at the shoreline.

Catbalogan police immediately coordinated with Samar provincial forensic unit for the conduct of processing crime scenes. After processing the crime scene, the recovered fetus was immediately subject to an autopsy and post-mortem examination and will be turned over to the barangay officials of the same place for their appropriate action.
The local police are now conducting a thorough investigation into the identity of the mother of the male fetus. (ROBERT DEJON)