As stated by Detective Inspector Scott Beard, Auckland City CIB:
I would like to acknowledge that tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the discovery of Baby Doe’s body at a recycling facility in Onehunga.
Some members of the community have chosen to name the baby Anahera.
Police have continued to make extensive enquiries since the newborn was found at the Onehunga site on August 16th 2021, however we are sadly still yet to identify her mother, father or wider family.
With the advancement in DNA technology, I believe at some stage we will identify her family members and mother, however we’d rather they come forward now.
While this is a sad and tragic case, we don’t know the circumstances or situation of the mother, and we are not jumping to any conclusions. We just want to identify her and work things out from there.
We are very grateful to those people who have come forward with information, and we ask that anyone with information still contacts us, it is never too late.
The individual Police team members, including myself, are frustrated that we haven’t been able to bring closure for Baby Doe, and bringing closure will always be our aim.
We would like to acknowledge offers to hold a funeral for Baby Doe, however we are not in a position to release the baby’s body for burial at this time.
Anyone with information can contact the Police on 105 quoting file number 210816/2825 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.