Police are investigating the death of a baby found in a washing machine at a house on Brisbane’s northside in January this year.
The baby’s body was found in a Bald Hills home on Australia Day, but until now police had not released any details.
Detective Senior Sergeant Todd Reid says investigators were concerned from ‘day one’ but had to wait for forensic testing.
“Detectives from the North Brisbane Child Protection and Investigation unit were called to an address at Bald Hills – an infant child was located deceased in a domestic washing machine at an address and since that time detectives have been investigating that matter,” he said.
Detective Senior Sergeant Reid says it has been a complex investigation.
“As a result of some recent forensic testing and some results that have been achieved – we have been treating it as suspicious the entire time – but we are now able to confirm it is suspicious and we are urging any members of the public who may have information about that matter to contact Crime Stoppers,” he said.
There is no information on the baby’s gender or age.
A major incident room has been set up at the Boondall police station.