3 Jun 2011

Two charged after baby found dead

5:13 pm on 3 June 2011

A man and a woman have appeared in court after a baby boy was found dead at a property in South Auckland.

Police say they found the body in a shallow grave outside a house in Otahuhu on Thursday after receiving a tip-off.

They believe the baby was born about a week ago and a post-mortem is being carried out.

A 22-year-old woman appeared in the Manukau District Court on Friday charged with assault on a child, while a 29-year-old man was charged with disposing and concealing the body of a child.

Police are not revealing their relationship to the baby.

The man and woman were granted bail until their next court appearances later in June.