Baby who died in tourist spot 'murder-suicide' with dad identified

Tom Flanagan
·News Reporter
·1-min read

The deaths of a man and his infant daughter at a South Australian tourist attraction are being treated as a murder-suicide, authorities say. 

The nine-month-old child was strapped to her father, 38, at the time of their death at the Whispering Wall at the Barossa reservoir at about 4.30pm on Wednesday, South Australia Police said on Thursday.

"This is a highly distressing and emotional set of circumstances," SAPOL assistant commissioner Ian Parrott told reporters.

Kobi Sheperdson was attached to her father at the time of their death at the Whispering Wall, police say. Source: SAPOL/ Getty
Kobi Sheperdson was attached to her father at the time of their death at the Whispering Wall, police say. Source: SAPOL/ Getty

Police have identified the deceased as Henry Shepherdson and Kobi Shepherdson.

Kobi's mother has asked for privacy during this time while releasing images of her daughter.

Assistant Commissioner Parrott said investigations show a history of domestic violence between Mr Shepherdson and Kobi's mother.

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