Infant found dead in landfill was not still-born, coroner says

An infant whose body was found in a landfill used by the municipality of Andravida-Kyllini, western Greece, on Monday by Bulgarian scavengers, had not been still-born, a Patra coroner ruled on Tuesday.

According to the coroner’s report, the infant bore head injuries that might have been sustained during its birth or during its abandonment in a garbage dumpster.

The police chief for the Ilia prefecture, Aristides Andrikopoulos, has launched an investigation into the circumstances of the infant’s death.

The body had been wrapped in a bedsheet and was discovered amid a mass of garbage bags.