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

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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