Unknown baby boy funeral being held

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Published: Friday 1st May 2015 by The News Editor

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The funeral of an unknown baby boy found dead on a path almost two years ago will be held today.

The remains of the child were found wrapped in a blanket on an old railway path in the Seafield area of Edinburgh in July 2013.

Despite extensive efforts to find the boy’s mother and wider family, they have never been traced and his identity remains a mystery.

The youngster will now be laid to rest following a funeral service at Seafield Cemetery, which is close to the area where he was discovered.

The service for the boy, who may have been up to six weeks’ old, has been arranged by Police Scotland.

Members of the public have been invited to attend.

A notice printed recently in the Scotsman newspaper said: “Unknown Little Baby Boy (Seafield, Edinburgh). With deep sadness, the little baby boy who was found wrapped in his blanket on the walkway / cycle path at Restalrig, Seafield, Edinburgh, will be laid to rest at Seafield Cemetery, on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 10 am, to which all will be warmly invited to come along and pay their final respects to this little baby boy.”

Announcing the funeral plan, Detective Inspector Rory Hamilton said: “The tragic death of this young baby and the continued efforts to trace his family really touched a nerve with the local community and we are grateful to the public for all the assistance they provided us with.

”We have yet to receive the vital piece of information that can help us identify the child’s mother and we will now lay the infant to rest.

”Anyone also wishing to come along and pay their respects is free to do so.”

Published: Friday 1st May 2015 by The News Editor

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