Detectives are investigating the death of a 9-month-old baby girl whose body was discovered on a popular Gold Coast beach overnight.

Police said a couple from the Gold Coast who are known to police — a 47-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman — are assisting detectives with their inquiries, reports AB news.

The girl was found unresponsive on Surfers Paradise Beach by a member of the public near the intersection of Staghorn Avenue and the Esplanade around 12:30am on Monday.

Detective Inspector Marc Hogan said the body was found on the edge of the surf.

“Clearly it had been in water … I don’t know how long for,” Detective Inspector Hogan said.


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“This is a very tragic event and I wanted to thank police and emergency services who attended this morning … it’s a very sad situation.”

Emergency services attempted CPR, but the baby died at the scene.

UPDATE 21 Nov

The father of the baby girl found dead on a Queensland beach claimed she was ‘possessed by demons’.

Friends say the little girl was shuffled back and forth across the border between Queensland and New South Wales before the nine-month-old’s body was found washed up on the beach on Monday, reports 7 news.

It has since been established that the girl’s death took place on the New South Wales side of the border, meaning NSW Police will take over from Queensland investigators.

It’s understood post-mortem results show the little girl drowned and may have been placed in the water at Tweed Heads, with her body eventually washing up 30 kilometres north at Surfers Paradise.

The baby’s 47-year-old father is being extradited from Queensland by NSW Police on Wednesday. He will be charged on his return to NSW.

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  • A true horror story ! The only comfort is this baby is no longer tortured and finding joy in heaven.

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  • This makes me sick. Why do we allow these people to be alone with their children?

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  • RIP little one – you are safe now. Hope the father gets the highest justifiable penalty for this despicable act – it is what he deserves.

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  • If they were known to authorities why didn’t they see that the children were at risk. That poor little girl never got to know what love was. May she rest in peace now. I hope both the parents gets put away for treatment (if it’s a mental health issue) or locked away for life, something that little mite never got to experience

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  • Poor little baby. I wish there were much harsher penalties for people that did this sort of thing.

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  • Excuses that rolls can make up so sad

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  • Cruel and disgusting.

    God has her with him in heaven where no one can hurt this precious angel anymore.

    Crimes against children should carry harsher sentences….

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  • This is sick ! Imagine a 9month old baby being possessed by demons. Sounds to me the parents were possessed by demons, not the baby. Sad that nobody picked up on this in the 9months this baby was alive.

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  • If people are not coping as parents why do they not hand the child in to community services, tragic outcome for another innocent child.

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  • I almost wish I didnt read that… what is wrong with people??

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  • Where were Dept of Community Services? Surely there were some warning bells for this child’s safety

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  • Yes, I read about the update and it’s so incredibly sad that someone can think about demons. Poor baby. So unfair. :-(

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  • Why?! What is wrong with these people? People were concerned enough to notify the authorities and they still declined help. That poor baby, her last moments would have been terrifying.

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  • This is just sickening. The mother AND the father are equally to blame here, no matter who did the final deed, these parents should have done their utmost to protect their babies. Living on a beach with 2 kids…..what were they thinking?! They should have volunteered those babies and let them go to a decent caring foster family. Poor poor little darlings

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  • Rip little girl, so sad that it has all happened

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