Mother’s middle-class past revealed as father extradited to NSW over death of baby

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November 21 2018

The 23-year-old mother of the baby girl found dead on a Gold Coast beach had an educated upbringing, attending a private school and studying psychology at university.

A former teacher described her as “A gorgeous kid. As far as I can remember, there were certainly no family issues when she was at school.”

The baby’s 48-year-old father was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station just after 10pm on Wednesday night. He has yet to be charged over the death but is due to appear in court on Thursday.

It's alleged the baby girl was thrown into the Jack Evans Boat Harbour at Tweed Heads in NSW.

The girl's body is believed to have drifted 30km in the current for two days before being washed up at a Surfers Paradise beach.

More details have emerged about the man, who was described as a ‘violent schizophrenic' had threatened a council worker just two months before the baby’s death, a court has been told.

The father's hearing to be extradited to NSW was delayed because he faced other charges which had to be dealt with before the extradition could proceed.

Police sources in Queensland allege the mother admitted to knowing about the plan to “sacrifice” the baby, but only the father would be accused of throwing her into the water.

It's believed the 23-year-old mother will not face charges and that she has been released from custody and placed in the mental health system in Queensland.

The couple’s two-year-old son has been removed and taken into care.

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