• Male
  • Dark skinned
  • New born baby


  • Infant was located inside a rubbish bin on Thursday 24 June 1993
  • Infant is believed to have been still born or died soon after birth
  • The placenta and umbilical cord remained attached to the infant
  • The infant was described as being dark skinned
  • Infant was found inside a ‘Sussan’s’ plastic bag which was inside an ‘Archie Martin Vox’ plastic bag
  • The parents of the infant have not been identified



McCallum Park is an open area of parkland on the Swan River foreshore providing barbeque and recreational facilities; including tennis courts and children’s playgrounds. It is bordered by Taylor Street, Canning Highway, the Causeway and the Swan River. There are a number of rubbish bins throughout the park, which in 1993 were large green plastic bins enclosed in a timber frame.


At about 4.00pm on Thursday 24 June 1993, a member of the public was at McCallum Park, Victoria Park using the toilet facilities. After doing so, he disposed a piece of paper in a bin outside of the toilets, noticing a plastic bag at the top of the bin. On opening the bag he saw what looked like the body of an infant inside. Reporting the matter to police.

Police arrived at the scene and confirmed it was the body of a newborn dark skinned male infant within the rubbish bin. The body of the infant was inside a ‘Sussan’s’ clothing store plastic bag, which in turn was inside an ‘Archie Martin Vox’ store yellow plastic bag. Both of these bags were partially wrapped in newspaper. The placenta and umbilical cord remained attached to the infant. It is believed that the baby was either still born or died a short time after birth.

The mother and father have never been identified.

The person or persons responsible for the infant’s death have not yet been identified.

If you have any information about the death of the male infant, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report below. Please remember that you can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are offered.

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