Appeal to find mother of dead baby ‘Alannah’ renewed

Newborn baby’s body discovered at waste recycling plant near Bray three months ago


Gardaí have renewed an appeal to find the mother of baby “Alannah”, whose body was found at a waste recycling plant near Bray three months ago.

The remains of the newborn baby girl were discovered by a member of staff working at the Greenstar recycling centre in Fassaroe on May 4th.

The employee was separating materials when he came upon the body, which he initially thought was a doll.

Mother’s welfare

Supt Pat Ward, who is in charge of the investigation, said he wanted to make a fresh appeal as he was concerned for the welfare of the baby’s mother.

“She is most likely in an anxious state of mind and in need of medical assistance. I appeal to mum to immediately seek medical treatment,” he said.

“Myself or Sgt Sorcha Fitzpatrick are available at Bray Garda Station to provide assistance to mum and dad.”

Supt Ward said any contact would be handled sensitively and discreetly.

Gardaí have found nothing to suggest deliberate injuries were caused to the baby.

Supt Ward said anyone who may have relevant information, however scant, could telephone Bray gardaí at 01 -6665300 or the Garda confidential line on 1800-666111.