Can you help? Police launch new appeal into death of Qld toddler at babysitter’s home

Detectives have launched a public appeal as they try to piece together what happened to little Connor Horan, who died in the care of his babysitter a year and a half ago.

The two-year-old boy had been staying with his 38-year-old babysitter at her East Street home in Warwick when he sustained multiple head and internal injuries after allegedly “falling down a small set of stairs”.

The toddler was taken to Warwick Base Hospital, where sadly he was declared deceased at 11.30am on August 19, 2018.


Detectives from the Child Trauma Unit and Darling Downs District Crime Group commenced investigations immediately following the youngster’s death, with investigations into what happened still ongoing.

“We are committed to providing the child’s family with the answers they deserve following such a tragic event,” Detective Acting Inspector Howard said.

“Detectives are piecing together a timeline of events from that weekend and are seeking the assistance of the public to help us fully understand the circumstances of what happened.

“If anyone who was in the Warwick area at the time saw Connor or has heard any information about what took place on that weekend, we urge them to come forward and speak with police.”

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Police are expected to release a video statement with Connor’s mother, Emily Horan and grandmother, Deborah Ballard, later today to assist with the public appeal for information.

Connor’s grandmother says the family think about their little boy every day and miss him dearly.

“My family needs to know why my grandson died that day… It’s destroyed our family not knowing what’s happened,” Ms Ballard said.

“If anyone knows any information or has seen my grandson or the babysitter over that weekend, please go to the police.”

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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