Police are investigating after a newborn baby was found dead inside a portable toilet in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside late Wednesday.
Officers were called to the area of Main and Hastings streets just before 6 p.m. PT. A statement said the baby was found dead inside the portable.
“This is, without a doubt, an extremely tragic incident,” Vancouver police Const. Tania Visintin wrote in a statement Thursday.
Police are looking to speak with witnesses, as well as the mother of the baby.
“We are deeply concerned for her mental and physical well-being,” Visintin wrote.
Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.