Police update 1: Child death investigation, North Mackay

Detectives from Mackay Child Protection and Investigation Unit (CPIU) with the assistance of the Child Trauma Unit, Crime and Intelligence Command, investigating the sudden death of a two-year-old girl at North Mackay on December 29, are appealing for public assistance, with police releasing CCTV footage.

As part of the police investigation detectives are wishing to speak with anyone who was at the United Chemist in Oak Street, Andergrove on Thursday, December 29 between around 3.50pm to 4pm.

Detectives are also seeking to speak with anyone who was at the Coles Supermarket, at Oak Street, Andergrove between 4pm and 5.30pm that afternoon.

Police have released CCTV of people inside the two businesses during these times and are asking them to immediately contact police as they may have information that could assist the investigation.

If you were at either the United Chemist or the Coles Supermarket between the times depicted above but do not appear in the CCTV, police still ask that you come forward.

The two-year-old girl, in company with a woman and several other young children, attended these locations during these times. The child was being carried in a harness on the woman’s back.

Police were called at approximately 8.30pm that evening (December 29) after a two-year-old girl was presented unresponsive to Mackay Base Hospital. The girl was subsequently declared deceased.

Operation Uniform Vauxhall was established to investigate the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. An Incident Centre has been established at Mackay Police Station and investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with information in relation to the investigation is urged to contact police.

Earlier media release: https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/news/2022/12/30/sudden-death-north-mackay/

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting or call 131 444.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

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