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Two People Questioned Over Tragic Baby Death

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Two People Questioned Over Tragic Baby Death

Two people are assisting Queensland Police as they investigate the tragic death of a nine-month old baby girl found on a Surfers Paradise beach overnight.

The 48-year-old man and 23-year-old woman were known to police, and were picked up by detectives from Broadbeach following the grisly discovery around 12.30am on Monday.


Detective inspector Marc Hogan also confirmed the pair did not report the child missing in the lead up to the tragedy, while New South Wales police were involved in the case.

"They are partners, and the baby I believe belongs to those two as a couple," said detective inspector Hogan.

"Early on it appears that there's been some movement between Tweed Heads and here."


The infant was found by a passer-by along the shoreline across from Staghorn Avenue, the Esplanade, before paramedics arrived on scene and attempted to perform CPR.

However they were unable to resuscitate the girl and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

There is no believed link to any schoolie or schoolies-related activity.


"We appeal to the public and anyone who may have information to come forward," said detective inspector Hogan.

"Today we will be extensively looking at CCTV at Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise to try and determine the events."

Anyone who has information that may assist police is asked to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.