Police launch probe after newborn baby found dead in Qld

A NEWBORN baby  has been found dead in the front yard of a north Queensland home after reportedly being dumped. reported that the infant's body was found by a resident of the Charters Towers house, southwest of Townsville, about 8am Sunday morning.

"Police are investigating the location of a deceased infant in the yard of a Charters Towers residence," a police spokeswoman said this morning.

The Townsville Bulletin reported that the infant's body is believed to have been found by a resident of the house.

It is believed the baby was dumped soon after its birth. A police media spokesman said the death was being treated as suspicious.


Topics:  charters towers police townsville

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Sharing cultures through food

DIG IN: Lockyer Valley Community Centre volunteers at the Harmony Day food tasting

Community centre hosts Harmony Day event

Gordon reflects on farming life in the Lockyer

LOOKING BACK: Laidley's Gordon Niebling says he has loved his farming life and living in the Lockyer Valley.

The self-proclaimed 'Jack of all trades”, Gordon Niebling.

Clare Atkinson Journalism Scholarship needs your support

IN HONOUR: Brightview's Lesley Atkinson is urging the public to help continue the Clare Atkinson Memorial Scholarship.

Help continue Clare Atkinson's legacy and the future of journalism.

Local Partners