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.

“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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  • Its so sad that these things happen. What’s worse is the family have been homeless for months, Mum, Dad, baby and the older sibling have been living on the streets, sleeping in parks, on the beach and was even reported to child services at least once, but no action was taken to get the family a home or at least the children. Thankfully now the older sibling has been put into child services hands

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  • He needs a psych evaluations pronto!!

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  • Is that a father what an idiot he is

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  • Was heartbreaking from the start but the more I read the sadder it gets.

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  • Every aspect of this story makes me feel sick to the stomach. I hope this little one can now rest in peace. I shutter at the thought of what the actual truths are to this story.

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  • The story of the baby’s death is just getting worse by the moment.

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  • I find this utterly disgusting! I read this as the parents are known to police and were negligent in their care for this poor child. I pray for justice for this baby.

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  • Do hope the police get to the bottom of this and find out exactly what happened to this poor little mite. RIP little one.

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  • This has been such a sad story :(

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  • The worst part is not knowing what really happened but so sad for this poor baby. RIP!

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  • VEry sad I heard it on the news yesterday May she Rest In Peace

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  • Heartbreaking. Rip little angel

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  • So so sad. Hope it becomes clear what happened.

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  • So terrible how someone could do this or abandon their child

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  • Horrifying circumstances for everyone involved. Poor little baby.

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