Surfers Paradise baby update: Police recreate last harrowing moments of the Gold Coast baby

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November 25 2018

Police are piecing together the very last moments of the Gold Coast baby by re-creating exactly what happened to her just before she died.

Dozens of crime scene investigators, including dive squads, are arriving in Tweed Heads to perform forensic tests on every part of the crime scene.

It is alleged the little nine-month-old girl — who cannot be named for legal reasons — was thrown into a river last weekend by her father, 47, before her body was found washed up on a Surfers Paradise beach on the Gold Coast last week.



“They looked like they were throwing clothing into the river,” a local resident told the Courier Mail. “There were police divers and a cameraman so it was clearly some sort of re-enactment or simulation-type exercise.”

Today, police divers are conducting dives in line with tidal and current flows to try to determine what happened on the day of the incident. 

Police allege that the 47-year-old dad told the mother he was taking the baby to an elder, but murdered her instead by throwing her into the Tweed River — 30km south of where the tiny girl was discovered. Her body is believed to have been in the body for two days before it washed up.





This all comes after a relative of the father revealed that the parents of the girl tried to give their baby away to her.   

A friend of the family, Kirsty Davis, told The Australian the parents approached her at Tweed Heads, just south of the Gold Coast, on Saturday and asked her to take the child as it was “too fair-skinned”.

“I wouldn’t have minded raising the child but I’m living on the street and I’m not stabilised,” Ms Davis told the newspaper. “If I had a place, yeah, I would have.”

The father of the baby is currently in custody while the mother has been released but is under the care of mental health specialists. Their other two-year-old son is in care.