Police slammed for not issuing alert after baby boy was taken by his father

Queensland police are facing tough questions over the murder-suicide of a Sunshine Coast father and his infant son.

The pair was reported missing on Monday after the father failed to appear at an arranged custody meeting with the six-month-old boy’s mother.

This sparked a missing persons investigation but police did not issue an Amber Alert seeking the public’s help, even though the father has a history of domestic violence.

Council workers found their bodies in a car in the Beerwah State Forest near a camping ground in the suburb of Coochin Creek yesterday.

“At this stage, detectives are treating the death of the child as suspicious and he man’s death as non-suspicious,” police said in a statement.

There will now be a coronial inquest into why Police failed to issue an amber alert.

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