North Yorkshire Police have issued an updated in relation to a baby girl found dumped in a wheelie bin in Richmond on Monday December 1st.
Officers have now identified and located the mother who is receiving medical treatment and special care.
A post mortem examination has revealed the baby was unfortunately a still born.
Police enquiries remain ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
Inspector Mark Gee, of Richmond Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We thank the local community and the media for their continued support and sensitivity regarding this tragic case.
“Weask residents to remain patient and calm while the police enquires continue. Inparticular, please avoid any unhelpful or harmful speculation on social networking sites.
“To provide further reassurance for residents, extra police patrols are being carried out in the local area.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and pass the details to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12140207822.