Chilling CCTV released as police investigate baby's mysterious death

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

The final hours of a baby girl’s life have been released in CCTV footage as police investigate her death in Brisbane’s south.

The five-month-old was found dead at a unit in Annerley on November 16 about 8am.

Detective Acting Inspector Rod Watts told reporters on Sunday police believe something occurred between the afternoon of November 15 and the morning of November 16.

“Something has happened to that child which is suspicious,” he said.

"We're not certain, as I said, the information we have is that the child was happy and healthy one afternoon, and the next morning the child was at home, but deceased with both parents.”

A woman seen carrying a baby at a Buranda shopping centre.
Police released CCTV of this baby girl at a Buranda shopping centre. She was found dead the following morning on November 16. Source: Queensland Police

The baby girl did not have any signs of physical injury when police found her body.

Police released CCTV of the little girl at a Buranda shopping centre at Wolloongabba on November 15.

She’s seen in a child carrier with a woman, and later, also in the company of a man.

A 32-year-old woman is assisting police with their inquiries. Acting Inspector Watts would not go into the details of the woman’s relationship with the child but she is the only one speaking with officers.

However, he said she lived at the unit complex where the baby was found dead.

He added police have spoken with the little girl’s family twice, and the family no longer live in the Annerley complex.

“They’ve since moved,” Det Act Insp Watts said.

“We’ve conducted a search there days after this occurred [but] nothing of significance was found.”

A woman, child and a man outside a Buranda shopping centre.
Police believe the child's death was suspicious. Source: Queensland Police

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online.

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