A woman has been arrested and subsequently released from custody after NSW police found the body of a baby in a freezer in the country town of Corowa.
Police attended the Corowa house around 10 pm last night over concerns for welfare when they then discovered the body of a three-month old baby wrapped in plastic inside a freezer according to Nine News. The NSW police released a statement detailing what occurred.
“Officers searched the house and located the body of a child, before a 40-year-old woman was arrested,” the statement said.
“A crime scene was established and is being examined by specialist forensic officers,”
“The woman was taken to Albury Police Station and later released, pending further investigation,”
“Local detectives with the assistance of the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad have established Strike Force Walumil to investigate the circumstances surrounding the child’s death,”
“A post-mortem examination will be conducted to determine the cause of death.”
Neighbours reportedly heard a loud scream from the property late Wednesday night according to the Daily Mail. Federal Council Mayor Pat Bourke stated that this tragedy has been felt by the entire community.
“Anytime a child is lost, under any circumstances, is a tragedy,” he said.
“Our thoughts go out to everyone affected, especially the family of the infant and our first responders,”
“I would like to take this opportunity to request our local residents to respect that an investigation is now underway and that lead authorities will have more to say as soon as they are able to do so.”
Corowa is located near the Murray River on the NSW-VIC border. Police have stated that inquiries are still underway while anyone with information surrounding the incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.