ORMOC CITY-A newly-born infant was found lifeless in a construction site in a diversion road past 1 pm located in Barangay Looc, Almeria, Biliran.

Town police chief, Capt. Teofilo Gervacio III, described the infant as a baby girl who was found by local residents beside a black bag believed to be where the infant was placed and abandoned.

Case investigator Police Staff Sergeant Reynate Palconit, in an interview, said that Leonardo Gomez appeared at their station and reported that his son found a stray dog with a carcass in the mouth his son believed to be an infant.

Palconit added that they immediately responded to the area and found the lifeless infant covered with a leaf of a giant taro. The residents in the area believed that the infant must be delivered in another place and was only left in the area.

The newly-born infant was turned over by the police to the local office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development which immediately buried the infant in a local cemetery. (ROBERT DEJON)