UPDATE @ 12.30PM: A WOMAN is under police guard in hospital after a three-year-old girl was found dead in a home at Orange overnight.
Police made the tragic discovery about 7.30pm on Thursday, after receiving reports of a concern for welfare.
“Officers gained access to the home where they found a three-year-old girl deceased, and her 40-year-old mother in a semi-conscious state,” police said.
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NSW Ambulance paramedics rushed to the home and the woman was taken to hospital for further treatment, where she remains in a stable condition.
Specialist personnel are continuing to scour the property, where a crime scene has been set up.
An investigation is underway, with detectives revealing they’re seeking assistance from Queensland Police as there are family members interstate.