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A woman has been charged after the body of a nine-month-old girl was located on a Queensland beach last month.

About 12.30am (Queensland time) on Monday 19 November 2018, emergency services were called to Staghorn Avenue and the Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, after a nine-month-old girl was found unresponsive.

Paramedics declared the child deceased at the scene.

Queensland Police Service launched an investigation and were assisted by NSW Police Force detectives.

Investigators spoke with the child’s parents – a 47-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman – with the man being arrested that day.

Detectives from the Homicide Squad and Tweed/Byron Police District, with the assistance of specialist detectives from Queensland, established Strike Force Palua to investigate the girl’s death.

It will be alleged in court that the child died in NSW.

On Thursday 22 November 2018, the 47-year-old man was charged with murder. He remains before the courts.

Following further inquiries, a 23-year-old woman was arrested by detectives from Queensland Police Service’s Child Protection and Investigation Unit on the Gold Coast, Queensland, about 2pm yesterday (Thursday 13 December 2018).

The woman appeared at Southport Magistrates Court, where Strike force Palua investigators applied for and were granted her extradition to NSW.

She was escorted by police to Tweed Heads Police Station, where she was charged with fail to provide for child cause danger of death (DV).

The woman was refused bail and is due to appear at Byron Bay Local Court today (Friday 14 December 2018).

Investigations under Strike Force Palua are continuing.

Anyone with information that may assist Strike Force Palua detectives is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.


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