Saturday 22 July 2017

One year on, the search for baby Alannah's mother continues

Baby Alannah was found by staff at the Greenstar recycling plant, in Bray, Co Wicklow on May 4. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Baby Alannah was found by staff at the Greenstar recycling plant, in Bray, Co Wicklow on May 4. Photo: Gerry Mooney

Kathy Armstrong

A year after the remains of a baby girl were discovered dumped at a recycling facility, the search for her mother continues.

A worker at the Greenstar facility in Bray, Co Wicklow, found the body of new born baby Alannah on May 4 last year.

The infant's remains were brought to Loughlinstown Hospital, where a post-mortem was carried out by the State Pathologist Dr. Marie Cassidy.

Leading investigator Supt Pat Ward of the Bray Garda Station said: "There were no visible signs of deliberate trauma or injury."

Gardai examining the scene where the remains of baby Alannah were found at the Greenstar recycling facility in Fassaroe
Gardai examining the scene where the remains of baby Alannah were found at the Greenstar recycling facility in Fassaroe

One theory that gardaí are following is that the baby - who was several weeks old at the time of death - may have died of natural causes, such as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, he said.

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Alannah was buried at a special ceremony in Redford cemetery in Greystones and her headstone was paid for by Greenstar.

Gardai are appealing for Alannah's mother or anyone who might have any information that could help with their investigation  to contact them at Bray Garda Station on 01- 6665300, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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