Police Are Looking Into Possibility That QLD Baby Was "Sacrificed" In NSW

Police Are Looking Into Possibility That QLD Baby Was

Police Are Looking Into Possibility That QLD Baby Was "Sacrificed" In NSW

Surfers Paradise Beach is a 3-kilometre coastline popular with locals and tourists and host to a number of hotels with schoolies staying in them.

Detectives are investigating whether the father, who is homeless, allegedly "sacrificed" the child, whose pram was found on the water's edge near Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Queensland police captured later images of the parents and the two-year-old catching a bus at Coolangatta and returning to Queensland.

Flowers and teddies left at Surfers Paradise following the discovery of a nine-month-old baby's body.

After their nine-month-old was discovered dead on the shore of the popular coastline, the homeless parents were questioned by detectives last night as it has emerged they were known to both the police and DOCs.

A toy bear and flowers left at the scene at Surfers Paradise beach. "We are looking for evidence that could assist us".

The family were said to have been living rough.

Tweed Heads watersport business owner Trev Arbon saw the family in the park on-and-off throughout the last week.

At night the resident said they could hear the infant crying. "This is just a bad tragedy".

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Child Safety Minister Di Farmer and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart have all refused to say if the family was on the radar of child protection authorities, citing privacy concerns and the ongoing investigation.

It comes after a post mortem revealed the baby girl died in NSW, with Queensland Police confirming overnight that NSW detectives had taken over the investigation.

Sunil Dutt, of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service, said on Wednesday his client had been in and out of foster care and endured a "very hard life".

A 26-year-old Annerley man has been charged with one count of attempted murder and is scheduled to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court today.

Police sources in Queensland alleged the mother admitted to knowing about the planned "sacrifice" but only the father would be accused of throwing her into the water.

The couple in custody, a 48-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, were found in nearby Broadbeach and were known to police.

The child had not been reported missing, and there were no signs of physical harm, although an autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

"I cry every day about her", she said.

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