Mother in court over death of baby found washed up on Gold Coast beach

The mother of a baby whose body was found washed up on a Gold Coast beach has fronted court with the case adjourned for another five weeks.

The 23-year-old, who can’t be named, is charged with failing to provide for her child and causing danger of death.

The nine-month-old was discovered on Surfers Paradise beach in November.


It’s alleged the infant was thrown into the water at Tweed Heads several days earlier before her body drifted 30 kilometres to the north.

The woman faced Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday where the court was told the prosecution’s brief of evidence was more than 3500 pages long.

The magistrate adjourned the case until April 1 to give her legal team more time to go over the evidence against her.

Her bail was continued on the condition she returned to the mental health facility where she’s been residing.

The baby’s father, who is charged with the girl’s murder, also had his case mentioned briefly.

The 49-year-old did not appear in person and remains behind bars.

His case was adjourned until April 29.