Shocking Mystery Deepens As Third Newborn From Same Parents Is Found Abandoned In Seven Years

By maks in News On 8th June 2024

A seven-year-old mystery has deepened as yet another child was found abandoned in London.

Back in 2017, a baby boy was left alone in a park in London, UK, followed by a similar incident involving a baby girl two years later.

These two children, who became known as Baby Harry and Baby Roman, were later found to be siblings from the same parents, who have not yet been located.

Recently, a third child has been identified as another sibling of the first two abandoned babies.

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This infant, named Baby Elsa, was found in January 2024 inside a shopping bag in Newham, less than an hour old at the time.

A passerby who was walking their dog in the area discovered her.

Baby Roman was found abandoned in 2019. Metropolitan Police

DNA tests later confirmed that Baby Elsa is indeed the full sibling of both Baby Harry and Baby Roman.

Consequently, the Metropolitan Police are now seeking assistance to find their parents.

All three children are black.

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After reviewing many hours of CCTV footage, the police have issued a request for assistance in identifying a woman.

She was seen wearing a large dark coat and a light-colored scarf or hood around her neck.

Baby Harry seen in 2017. Metropolitan Police

She also had a rucksack on her back, shortly before Elsa was found, according to a police press release.

Detective Inspector Jamie Humm from the North East Command Unit commented on the investigation, noting the lack of progress in finding the parents.

"We understand the significant public interest that will come following the lifting of restrictions that allow this information to be reported," he said. 

"It is significant news and our work has focused on trying to locate the mother and provide support to her." 

He continued: "We have worked 24/7 in each of these three cases to identify the parents, so far without success.

Metropolitan Police have appealed for help in locating the children's parents. Raylipscombe/Getty Stock

"We have also had to be mindful of the sensitivities that exist now all of the children are being cared for. Their welfare, including their privacy, is paramount." 

While the identities of the babies are typically kept private under UK media laws, Judge Carol Atkinson recently allowed the details to be published.

This decision was made due to the case's 'great public interest' and its potential to aid police investigations.

"There is a clear public interest in reporting this story," she explained, as reported by Metro Online.

"The abandonment of a baby in this country is a very, very unusual event and there are years where there are no children abandoned, and because of that it is the story of the abandoning of a child that is of public interest."