Mystery over baby boy found dead on golf course

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a baby boy found dead on a golf course after a coroner said he could have been left there for a MONTH.

The infant’s remains were tragically discovered by a dog walker in a wooded area of Brackenwood golf course in Wirral, Merseyside.

It is feared the tot, who was found on January 29, could have been abandoned at the site for over a month in the cold winter months before he was discovered.

Despite a mass public appeal, spearheaded by support from the local community, the identity of the baby boy remains unknown. 

He was referred to as an ‘unknown infant male’ during an inquest into his death at the Gerard Majella Courthouse in Liverpool.

Senior coroner Andrew Rebello said although the child had been extensively examined by two pathologists, his cause of death remained undetermined. 

The inquest heard how DNA analysis had been carried out to determine the boy’s identity without success. 

Inquiries had also been made with local hospitals in the wake of the horror find at the course on Bracken Lane in Bebington.

Mr Rebello continued: “The police issued press releases and posters in the area and unfortunately no one has come forward.”

He also revealed it was believed the youngster could have been left at the golf course some time between December and January 18 or 19, when the groundskeeper recalled seeing a bag on the ground.

The short inquest heard that the coroner had since released the infant’s remains so that a funeral could be held in Wirral.

“The baby was buried rather than cremated in case a relative comes forward in the future,” the coroner said.

He said it was not known whether the child was born alive or stillborn and recorded an open conclusion at the inquest.