Mum's emotional tribute to baby who died on the Gold Coast

There's been an out-pouring of emotion

November 22 2018

A candlelight vigil is being held at Surfers Paradise tonight, to pay tribute to the baby girl who was found tragically dead on the beach on Monday.

The event, organised by local mums, will be held on the sand at the end of Staghorn Avenue from around 6pm, near where the nine-month-old's body was discovered.

Floral tributes  from locals and residents have been laid at the spot over the past few days.

On Monday, the un-named little girl was found washed up on the sand. Her parents were both arrested and her two-year-old brother was taken into care. The family were thought to be living homeless on the beach.

Organiser and mum Lauren Paris admitted the news of the little girl's death had a devastating effect on many residents and saw this vigil as a way of giving backhand showing respect to the nine-month-old. 



"The community, especially people with little ones around the same age of the victim, are very upset and touched by this so they really want to feel that they can do something," said Ms Paris.

"The vigil is a way people can come together and leave floral tributes or candles, and also make to the 

The baby's father, a 48-year-old man, was charged with her murder on Thursday, and was due to face the Tweed Local Court.