Towel linked to death of baby in Charters Towers

SES volunteers conduct a search.
SES volunteers conduct a search.
A towel believed to be linked to the death of an infant at Charters Towers.
A towel believed to be linked to the death of an infant at Charters Towers.

POLICE believe a towel may provide clues to the death of a baby whose body was located on Sunday morning.

In a statement on Thursday afternoon, police said they continue to investigate the death of an infant in Charters Towers.

A search by SES personnel was carried out on a nearby property.

A towel (pictured) is considered by police to be related to the investigation into the infant's death.

Police urge anyone who may recognise the towel which has a distinctive pink and blue flower pattern, to contact Crime Stoppers or local police.

Forensic testing to-date has determined the child was possibly up to one month old, however testing is ongoing.

Detective Inspector David Nixon said police continue to appeal for any information that the public can give that may assist.

"Someone must know what has happened," said Detective Nixon

"We are appealing for anyone who may have known someone who was recently pregnant, and cannot explain the loss of their baby to come forward"

"We are also urging the mother to come forward as we hold concerns for her welfare."

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

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