Mother and boyfriend charged over toddler’s death in hot car, released on bail

UPDATE @ NOVEMBER 20 | A mother and her boyfriend, charged with the manslaughter of a toddler who was found dead in a hot car, have been released on bail.

Three year old girl, Rylee Rose Black, was discovered in a hot car on Friday afternoon, when her mother went to pick up her other children from school around 2.45pm.

Sadly, she could not be saved.


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It’s understood she may have been in the car since 9.50am.

37-year-old Laura Pervill and her 30-year-old boyfriend Aaron Hill were charged on Saturday November 28, after lengthy police investigations.

They fronted court briefly on Saturday, where they were both remanded in custody for two weeks.

But today, a court has agreed to release them on bail. They’re both expected to return to court in February.

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances around the horror incident.

EARLIER @ NOVEMBER 28 | A mother and her boyfriend have been charged, after a toddler was found dead in a car in Townsville.

The three-year-old girl was rushed to hospital around 3.00pm after her mum found her in the family car, but she had already died.

Police immediately attended the family home in Burdell, when they spent hours interviewing the 37-year-old woman and her 30-year-old partner.

The child was allegedly left in a Toyota Prado on Friday morning when the mum dropped off her other kids at school, and wasn’t found until school pick up in the afternoon.

Temperatures in Townsville reached 31 degrees yesterday, as the child suffered sweltering conditions, causing her tragic death.

The mother and her boyfriend were both charged with manslaughter overnight, with investigations still underway.

The siblings are now with their father.

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