Woman faces court over newborn murder

A Gold Coast mother has faced court after being charged with murdering her newborn baby.

Jodie Tarnawskyj was arrested on Friday, and after facing a courtroom yesterday, has been remanded in custody until she heads back to court in February.

It is understood the 35-year-old mother claimed her baby was stillborn, after giving birth at her home in June.


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She allegedly called an ambulance hours after the birth to find out what to do with the body.

However a lack of evidence suggesting a natural death resulted in a protracted investigation into how the boy died.

Police allege there were also inconsistencies with her account of what took place.

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