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Police search for suitcase baby suspect

The Local · 11 Jan 2011, 17:11

Published: 11 Jan 2011 17:11 GMT+01:00

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The surveillance video released on Monday was taken at the port city’s central Dammtor S-Bahn commuter train station, close to where the newborn infant was discovered shut in a suitcase.

Just a few days old, the healthy baby girl was found outside the city’s CCH convention centre around 7:30 pm on January 4.

The video taken around 3 pm that day shows a young man with short dark hair and black clothing, carrying a suitcase that bore the same branding as the luggage in which the infant was found – Omica.

Last week daily Bild reported that “a well-dressed man” told CCH doorman Naji Habib: “There’s a suitcase outside, please take care of it.” After Habib had a member of the security staff bring it inside, he heard noises but didn’t think it was coming from the piece of luggage.

“Half an hour later I heard crying again and I opened the suitcase with a colleague,” he told the paper. “There was a pretty little girl, dressed in a romper suit, cap and in a baby sleeping bag.”

The baby, who has been named Marie, was taken to a clinic and pronounced in good health.

The police said the infant had not been delivered in a professional setting owing to how the umbilical cord had been cut.

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Marie continues to thrive and will be placed with a foster family sometime next week, police said, adding that a number of potential parents around the world have expressed an interest in adopting the little girl.

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19:36 January 11, 2011 by storymann
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22:16 January 11, 2011 by maxbrando
This will become the perfect hell for this man; To abandon a little baby (his own?) and he will likely spend the rest of his life not being able to see her, and if he does, trying to explain to her why he did what he did. He cannot recover, ever, from this act..
10:59 January 12, 2011 by adipk
may i h adopt that pretty girl
12:18 January 12, 2011 by freechoice
is he the father of the baby or the brother of the mother?
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