NEWS UPDATE: Two-year-old boy taken into care following death of baby on Surfers Paradise beach
More details have emerged
By Practical Parenting team
November 19 2018
UPDATE: Police investigating the death of the baby who was found dead at Surfers Paradise beach have taken a “healthy” two-year-old boy into care.
He is believed to be the brother of the nine-month-old girl.
The toddler was placed into the care of the Department of Child Safety after being discovered with the parents.
The Gold Coast Bulletin also reports police came across the parents - a 48-year-old man and 23-year-old woman - in Broadbeach due to an alleged domestic violence related incident on Sunday.
The parents are believed to be homeless and raising their family on the streets around Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast, living in parks and near beaches.
The baby was found unresponsive on the edge of the surf by a passer-by.
There were desperate attempts to revive her but it was too late and she was declared dead at the scene.
The girl’s 48-year-old father and 23-year-old mother are being questioned in police custody after being found about five kilometres away in Broadbeach.
Residents and holiday makers have been stunned by the shocking news which comes just as thousands of Year 12 students descend on the area for Schoolies Week.
A woman who identified herself as Karen from Chevron Island shed a tear as she stopped to pay her respects at the site this afternoon.
“I didn’t know them but I still it hurts, I’m cut up about it,” she said.
“You don’t know what to think about the parents really, if the family were homeless there’s plenty of people they could have gone to for help, I’ve been there myself, they could have knocked on doors across the street and someone would have taken her.
“She was too young, that poor, poor little girl."