Dead newborn found in trash bin

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Pattaya police are looking for the mother of a newborn baby whose dead body was found in a trash bin outside a Sukhumvit Road hotel.

A Cambodian garbage collector called police around 2:30 a.m. Feb. 13 after discovering the infant boy in a blue bin in front of Curve Boutique Hotel. She told officers she had smelled something rotten while putting the trash in the truck and opened it to find the child, its umbilical cord still attached.

Police tried to check a security camera outside the hotel but found it was broken. They will try to pursue other leads to find the parents of the child.