Mother charged with murder after two girls found dead in hot car

A woman has been charged with murder after her two young daughters died in a hot car in Logan.

The two sisters, aged one and two were discovered unconscious in the car at Waterford West around 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

It’s reported the girls’ mother tried to cool them down in a bath while paramedics rushed to the home.


But the girls could not be revived and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s claimed the pair could have been in the car for as long as seven hours.

“The two children exhibited evidence of being exposed to extreme heat,” Detective Inspector Mark White told reporters.

“It’s just a very, very tragic incident that has occurred. They were very young children.”

Temperatures in the Logan area were around 30 degrees on Saturday afternoon.

Experts say the temps inside the car would have been double that.

The girls’ 27-year-old mother has now been charged with two counts of murder.

She is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.

Counselling is being offered to emergency service personnel who were first on the scene.

“It can be quite a distressing scene to be confronted by. We are putting a lot of emphasis on supporting our people,” Det. Inspector White said.