Police have launched a murder investigation following the death of a five-month-old baby girl in Brisbane last month.
Around 8am on November 16, emergency crews were called to a unit complex on King Street in Annerley after the infant was found unconscious and not breathing.
Paramedics desperately worked to save the little girl, but sadly she was pronounced deceased a short time later.
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The death was initially deemed non-suspicious, but a post-mortem examination has now led police to launching a homicide investigation.
Detective Inspector Rod Watts told reporters on Sunday that the baby girl was last seen with her family at a supermarket at the Buranda Shopping Centre on November 15.
He said she appeared “happy and healthy”, with police having obtained CCTV vision from the supermarket outing.
“Something has obviously happened between then and 8am the next morning when they baby was found unresponsive,” Detective Insp Watts said.
A number of searches were conducted at the Annerley Unit in the days following the infant’s death, but “nothing of significance” was located.
Detectives are now desperately appealing for anyone with information to come forward as they piece together the events leading up to the girl’s death.
“Neighbours, relatives, someone out there knows something,” Detective Insp Watts said.
A 32-year-old woman is currently assisting police with inquiries.
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