CORON, PALAWAN- An 8-month old fetus was found at the dump site in Sitio Digue Boy, Bgy. Guadalupe, Coron town, Monday.
In an initial investigation of Coron Municipal Police Station the fetus was found by a garbage collector inside the bag wrapped with plastic.
According to Dr. Allan Guintapan of the rural health unit of Coron the fetus was brought to them by staff of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development office for assessment.
The fetus is a girl and was left at the dump site for almost five hours before she was discovered by the garbage collector.
Also found inside the bag is the placenta. It is suspected that the mother of the fetus has resorted to abortion.
The PNP, RHU and MSWDO are now hunting the suspect.
Authorities have checked with Coron District Hospital if there is a woman admitted due to miscarriage.
According to Coron RHU this was the first incident of suspected abortion in 2015. The last reported abortion case happened two years ago.