Police update 3: Sudden death, Cannon Hill

Detectives from the State Crime Command Homicide Investigation Unit, Child Trauma Unit and Morningside Child Protection Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate the death of a four-year-old girl at Cannon Hill this week.

At about 9.20am on Monday, Police were called to a Bent Street residence after the girl was located deceased. Later that night a 43-year-old man, the girl’s father, was charged with murder.

The post mortem examination on Wednesday revealed that, at the time of her death the girl was experiencing serious malnourishment, along with many other health concerns that supported sustained mistreatment.

Detective Acting Inspector Chris Knight from the Homicide Investigation Unit wanted to assure the public that this is still an ongoing and active criminal investigation.

“One person has been charged with murder, but we are not satisfied that this investigation is complete and will continue to investigate all circumstances surrounding the death of Willow Dunn,” Detective Acting Inspector Knight said.

“We will continue to investigate all aspects of Willow’s family dynamics, health, care and treatment, in the weeks, months and years leading up to her untimely death.

“Any death of a child is heartbreaking for all that are involved, and Willow was just an innocent child. We want to determine exactly what happened in the time leading up to her death.

“I urge anyone who had contact with Willow Dunn or her family over the four years of her life to contact police. Any piece of information, no matter how small, can have a significant impact on our investigation.”

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.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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