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Homicide detectives investigate Perth newborn’s death

The Advertiser 2020-08-20 08:23:00

West Australian homicide detectives are now investigating the death of a newborn baby found dead in a Perth home on Wednesday.

Detectives will speak to the 26-year-old mother to determine the circumstances surrounding her child’s death.

Police say the baby was just one day old when the body was discovered in a Thornlie property.

However, there were reports the newborn was premature and only managed to take a few breaths.

It was reportedly several hours before authorities were alerted.


Seven News reports friends called triple-0 just before 1pm.

The baby’s mother was taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital while a man, wearing a towel over his head, was taken into custody.

Originally published as Homicide probe into Perth baby’s death