VPD investigating after deceased newborn found in DTES portable restroom

Apr 23 2020, 10:20 am

Police are investigating after a deceased newborn was found on Wednesday night in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

The Vancouver Police Department says that they were called to the area of Main Street and Hastings just before 6 pm, after hearing reports of the newborn baby inside a portable restroom.

“It was obvious to responding officers that the baby was deceased,” reads an emailed statement from the VPD.

“This is a, without a doubt, an extremely tragic incident,” said Constable Tania Visintin.

“We need to speak with any witnesses and the mother of this baby as we are deeply concerned for her mental and physical well-being. It has been a tough evening for the community and the department.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD’s Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

More info to come…