Five years now: where is Angela, the tragic mum?

Missing: Angela Owen
Missing: Angela Owen

POLICE are making a fresh appeal to trace the mum of a baby found dead and wrapped in a bin liner at an historic Calderdale home.

It is now five years since the newborn, full-term baby boy was discovered by work men renovating TheHowroyd in Krumlin Road in Barkisland.

A post-mortem revealed the baby’s body could have been at the location for up to a year before being found.

Although the death is not being treated as suspicious, police are keen to trace a woman called Angela Owen who was living at the address before the discovery.

Appeals have been made nationwide to find her, but she has vanished.

She is known to have used many aliases in the past.

In addition to her married name of Angela Owen, a more widely-known name she has used is Ann Hall.

Angela has not been seen since June 2004 when she visited the Weston-Super-Mare area using the names Carla Geissler and Helen Gee.

Angela would now be 40. She is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, very slim and with blonde shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.

Detective Sergeant Bill Hargreaves, of Calderdale CID, said: “It is now five years since the discovery of the baby and we need to speak to Angela about it.

“We are doing what we can to trace her so we can discuss this.

“The death of a young child is always particularly distressing and we need to know she is OK.

“Someone out there must have met Angela and know where she is. I need those people to come forward and tell me what they know.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Halifax CID on 01422 337085.

Alternatively they can call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.