Newborn Baby Found On Gold Coast Beach Actually Died In NSW
NSW Police are expected to travel to Queensland later today to extradite a 47-year-old man as part of an investigation into the death of a nine-month-old girl.
Police say a Newborn Baby Found On Gold Coast Beach Actually Died In NSW
The body of the newborn baby was discovered at around 12:30am (Queensland time) on Monday on the beach near Staghorn Avenue and the Esplanade in Surfers Paradise.
Emergency services were contacted, however, she was declared deceased at the scene.
Queensland Police initially launched an investigation but the matter has since been handed over to NSW Police after extensive inquiries established that the death actually occurred across the border in Tweed Heads.
A baby girl found on a Gold Coast beach actually died across the border in NSW, police say. Police divers were conducting searches at Tweed Heads yesterday after the nine-month-old's body was found on the beach at Surfer's Paradise early on Monday. #7News pic.twitter.com/uZ8ThMowih— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) November 20, 2018
Police now believe that the baby girl died in NSW and washed ashore 30km north in Surfers Paradise. She reportedly showed no physical signs of injury, however, the investigation is still in early stages.
The child’s 47-year-old father and 23-year-old mother are now in custody but are yet to be charged.
Police believe the father is likely to be charged once he is south of the border.
During investigation, the girl's father told police his daughter was "possessed by demons".
The Queensland Minister for Children has not revealed what they know of the situation, but reassure that the child safety is always at the top of their priority list. The baby's four-year-old brother is currently with the department.