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Woman sought over baby s death
The Ford Falcon that was broken down in Yangebup.

Police investigating the unexplained death of a baby boy earlier this year are trying to find a woman who spoke to the boy’s mother early on the night the boy died.

Major Crime Squad detectives are investigating the death of the five-month-old late on Thursday, January 30.

Det-Sgt Matt Garnaut said police wanted to identify a woman who spoke to the boy’s mother earlier in the evening.

The woman spoke to the mother near a broken down 1998 blue Ford Falcon sedan on Osprey Drive, near Dotterel Way, Yangebup.

A man in the car went to get petrol and the woman is believed to have spoken to the child’s mother near the vehicle.
The boy was seated in the rear of the vehicle in a child seat at the time.

Police reviewed CCTV of a nearby service station and found the man had not attended.

Officers were notified of the baby’s death when an ambulance was called to the mother’s address on the morning of January 31. A time and cause of death is yet to be established.

Det-Sgt Garnaut said a final pathologist report was expected in coming weeks.

He said the baby had suffered injuries but would not elaborate on their nature.

Det-Sgt Garnaut said the mother was in her 20s and was "very distraught and shaken".

He said the mother and the male driver were friends. The father of the child is aware of the baby’s death.
Anyone with information should ring CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.

Major Crime Squad detectives will today be at a mobile police facility at Osprey Drive.

The West Australian

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