For sale: baby shoes, never worn. Six simple words which allow you to imagine a story, the background, emotions and people behind it.
Investigators in the Costa del Sol’s picture-postcard village of Casares are now trying to piece together their own story, and unravel the tragic mystery of a baby girl found dead in a huge landfill site.
Forensic teams have now revealed that the little girl was born alive and had suffered injuries before her death, while police officers have launched a massive manhunt for the missing mother.
The search has now expanded across the Costa del Sol with officers combing hospitals and clinics for any clue which might lead to her whereabouts.
Their task is especially arduous as the huge rubbish tip treats hundreds of tons of waste from all across the Costa del Sol. The little girl was discovered a few days after her death meaning that she, and her mother, could have come from Marbella, Mijas, Fuengirola, or any number of populous places.
Allowing for the possibility of a home birth, police are also questioning pharmacy workers, who may have dispensed crucial drugs to the mother or family.
Yet despite throwing all of their resources behind the case, the riddle of identity continues to baffle police who have now called upon all residents of the Costa del Sol to come forth with any information that could be valuable and contact the Guardia Civil by phoning 062.
With the little girl perhaps being the victim of infanticide, and a mother possibly in urgent need of medical attention, it is vital that the local community become involved in bringing the details to light.
Present in our beautiful, turbulent fireball of a world for only a few fleeting moments, we have no idea where she came from, nor who she might have become. Only by finding her mother can we hope to see her time on earth evolve beyond six simple words.