Detectives are investigating the death of a 9-month-old baby girl whose body was discovered on a popular Gold Coast beach overnight.
Police said a couple from the Gold Coast who are known to police — a 47-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman — are assisting detectives with their inquiries, reports AB news.
The girl was found unresponsive on Surfers Paradise Beach by a member of the public near the intersection of Staghorn Avenue and the Esplanade around 12:30am on Monday.
Detective Inspector Marc Hogan said the body was found on the edge of the surf.
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“Clearly it had been in water … I don’t know how long for,” Detective Inspector Hogan said.
“This is a very tragic event and I wanted to thank police and emergency services who attended this morning … it’s a very sad situation.”
Emergency services attempted CPR, but the baby died at the scene.
UPDATE 21 Nov
The father of the baby girl found dead on a Queensland beach claimed she was ‘possessed by demons’.
Friends say the little girl was shuffled back and forth across the border between Queensland and New South Wales before the nine-month-old’s body was found washed up on the beach on Monday, reports 7 news.
It has since been established that the girl’s death took place on the New South Wales side of the border, meaning NSW Police will take over from Queensland investigators.
It’s understood post-mortem results show the little girl drowned and may have been placed in the water at Tweed Heads, with her body eventually washing up 30 kilometres north at Surfers Paradise.
The baby’s 47-year-old father is being extradited from Queensland by NSW Police on Wednesday. He will be charged on his return to NSW.
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