A dead baby was found in a pond in Oberirsen in the Westerwald. The baby was discovered on Monday evening in a bag in the village in the Altenkirchen district, a spokeswoman for the Koblenz police headquarters said on Tuesday of the German Press Agency.
A spokesman for the Koblenz public prosecutor said that an angler had found the dead baby in the Altenkirchen district. The autopsy of the body had been commissioned. "This initially serves to check whether the child has been the victim of a homicide. Only after the result of the autopsy can it be assessed whether and if so which investigations are to be initiated," explained the senior public prosecutor.
A local resident said the bag was weighed down with stones. The "Rhein-Zeitung" had previously reported on it.