Update: The mother accused of abandoning her baby son in a Sydney drain was ‘very religious’ and the daughter of a church minister in her home country Samoa
According the Daily Mail Australia, relatives of the 30-year-old woman told the Daily Mail that she was the daughter of a Seventh Day Adventist church minister and had moved to Australia around ten years ago.
The woman’s cousin told the Daily Mail that her family had yet to visit her in prison, but speculated that “she couldn’t be doing very well.’
She also said that the woman’s mother and sister were planning to fly from Samoa to see her.
Read the previous report below.
The first pictures have emerged from the moment a newborn baby was rescued from a 2.4m-deep drain in western Sydney.
It took six men including three police officers to lift the concrete slab covering the drain, which weighed over 200kg. Underneath, they found the newborn baby wrapped in a hospital blanket, with a peg still attached to his umbilical cord.
It is believed the little boy had been abandoned in the drain for five days before his miraculous rescue.