Woman charged with manslaughter over the death of a newborn found more than two decades ago.
The torso of the baby boy, believed to be no more than 48 hours old, was found on the driveway of a home in Mooroobool on May 4, 1996.
Police at the time believed the baby had been drowned, cut in half with a sharp instrument and dumped.
The torso was believed to have been dragged to the driveway by dogs and the lower half of the boy’s body was never found
A 43-year-old Mooroobool woman was arrested on Sunday and charged with one count each of manslaughter, misconduct with regards to a corpse and concealing the birth of a child. She will face Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday.
The breakthrough in the 20-year-old case comes after a recent appeal for public information from police, reports 9 news.
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