Towel could hold key to baby death
SES crews search for clues.
A towel, with a distinctive pink and blue flower pattern, could be associated with the death of an infant discovered in the yard of a north Queensland home, according to police.
A woman made the horrific discovery outside her home in Mahoney Street in Charters Towers, southwest of Townsville, about 8am on Sunday.
Police, who described the scene that confronted them as "quite distressing", have already issued a photograph of a dress found near a newborn baby's body.
A towel police think is related to the the infant’s death.
State Emergency Service personnel conducted a search of a nearby property where the child's body was located Sunday morning.
The towel could be related to the investigation into the infant's death, with police urging anyone who may recognise the towel to contact police.
Forensic testing indicates the child is possibly up to one month old, but testing is ongoing.
Police found a skirt similar to this one after an infant was found dead in Charters Towers.
Detective Inspector David Nixon said police continued to appeal for information from the public.
“Someone must know what has happened,” Inspector Nixon said in a statement.
“We are appealing for anyone who may have known someone who was recently pregnant, and cannot explain the loss of their baby to come forward.
“We are also urging the mother to come forward as we hold concerns for her welfare.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.