Mayor addresses community following devastating incident in Corowa

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A woman has been arrested after the body of an infant was located in the state’s Murray River region overnight.

About 10pm yesterday (Wednesday 19 January 2022), officers attached to the Murray River Police District attended a home in Corowa, about 60kms west of Albury, after concerns were raised for the welfare of a child.

Officers searched the house and located the body of an infant, before a 40-year-old woman was arrested. A crime scene was established and is being examined by specialist forensic officers.

The woman was taken to Albury Police Station and is assisting police with inquiries. Investigations are ongoing.

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Pat Bourke said there was a shared sense of devastation throughout the wider Corowa community following the news of the tragedy overnight.

“Anytime a child is lost, under any circumstances is a tragedy,” Mayor Bourke 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. As NSW Police have indicated, if you have any information that can help with this investigation, please provide this directly to Crime Stoppers.”

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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