INVESTIGATORS into the death of a newborn baby found in a Hobart park have made a final plea for information.
The baby girl was found dead, with placenta and umbilical cord still attached, in a park off Willow Avenue at Kingston on October 17, 2011.
Police made repeated pleas for information in the weeks following the incident but the mother of the child was never identified.
Coroner Olivia McTaggart said yesterday she was making a final plea for information before finalising her report on the "deeply saddening" case.
"The tragic nature of the discovery struck a deep chord with people and naturally has posed many questions," Ms McTaggart said.
"In my role as coroner I want to be able to answer as many of those questions as possible."
Ms McTaggart said her priority was the welfare of the mother.
"I am acutely aware that somewhere the mother of the child is very likely to still be experiencing difficult emotions and grief," she said.
"I'm asking her to come forward to help me but also to allow her to receive the help that she would need."
Hobart acting Detective Inspector Craig Joel said the woman or her family could contact police anonymously through a doctor or welfare service.
"Our priority from the very outset has been mum's welfare ... we are not pursuing criminal charges," Detective Inspector Joel said.
Tasmania does have a crime of Concealment of Birth, but Tasmania Police say it has never been used.
Hobart Women's Health Centre chief executive Glynis Flower said it was not unheard of for a woman to conceal or even be unaware of her pregnancy, often because of her age, mental capacity, or a sexual assault.
Ms Flower said continuing to conceal the birth could be isolating and add to the emotional and psychological trauma.
Anyone with information about the matter can contact police on 131444 or the coroner's office on 62333257.
Do you need help? Contact Lifeline on 131 114.