WARNING: Distressing Content. A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder after her mother found the body of her 10-year-old cousin in Gunnedah, NSW.
A 14yo girl is due in children’s court tomorrow charged with murder, after the body of a 10yo girl was found in a home at Gunnedah this morning. https://t.co/hPTSicihis
— NSW Police Force (@nswpolice) July 8, 2020
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Emergency services attended a home in Gunnedah, NSW on the 8th July, 2020 where a 10-year-old girls body had been found. A short time later, officers from the Oxley Police District arrested a 14-year-old girl alleged to be the victims cousin.
There are reports that the 10-year-old victim had carvings marked on her body and was found with stab wounds.
The small country town of Gunnedah in New South Wales has a population of 10,000 and have been shocked to hear of the tragedy.
NSW Police Force have released a statement:
“Detectives have charged a teenager with murder after a young girl was found dead in the State’s north-west today.
Emergency services were called to a home in Gunnedah after the body of a 10-year-old girl was discovered about 7am (Wednesday 8 July 2020).
Officers from Oxley Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.
A short time later, officers arrested a 14-year-old girl – who was known to the child – nearby.
She was taken to Gunnedah Police Station where she was charged with murder.
The teen has been refused bail to appear before a children’s court tomorrow (Thursday 9 July 2020).”
We can only imagine how terrible this would be for the family and community. Sending our condolences to the family and friends of the victim.