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Newborn baby boy abandoned, found dead in Jagna

A newborn baby was found dead in the creek in Jagna, Bohol on Aug. 6, 2019. Photo from Ric Sua Facebook.

A newborn baby was found dead in the creek in Jagna town, Bohol, authorities said Tuesday.

Police Staff Sergeant Leonardo Penido of Jagna Police Station said residents discovered the baby in the creek in Barangay Looc in Jagna town at 6 a.m.

Authorities believe that the baby was intentionally left by her unidentified.mother in the creek. The baby was around 5 hours dead.

The baby, a male, was turned over to the Municipal Health Office for proper disposition.

The police are still looking for the mother of the baby.

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